Are you responsible?


New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales came into force on 1 October 2006.

The legislation implements a risk based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises. It requires the responsible person (usually the employer, owner or occupier) to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and to maintain a fire management plan.

If you are responsible for business premises as:

• An employer

• Self-employed with business premises

• A charity or voluntary organisation

• A contractor with a degree of control over any premises

Then you will be affected by the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which affects:-

• Offices and Shops

• Factories and Warehouses

• Sleeping Accommodation

• Residential Care Premises

• Educational Premises

• Small, Medium and Large places of assembly

• Theatres and Cinemas

• Outdoor events

• Healthcare Premises

• Transport Premises and Facilities