Fire safety regulations are in place to provide governance for fire safety matters. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 aimed to assemble and consolidate all general fire safety legislation.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to almost all buildings and structures. The intent was to make the fire safety information more accessible and less confusing to businesses. The reform also reduced the number of authorities to enforce fire safety matters.
“You are responsible under the Act if you are an Employer, Landlord, Owner, Occupier, or anyone else in control of the premises such as a facilities manager.”
As the responsible person, you must:
- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training.”