Fire Regulations

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 applies to all non-domestic premises in England, Wales and Scotland, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

The law applies to you if you are:

  • Responsible for business premises
  • An employer or self-employed with business premises
  • Responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
  • A charity or voluntary organisation
  • A contractor with a degree of control over any premises
  • Providing accommodation for paying guests

Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. In addition, more detailed advice and guidance on the implementation of a fire risk management plan can be found in the series of guidance documents linked below. The more technical guidance documents have been produced with specific types of business premises in mind.

Further information

What you need to do when carrying out a basic risk assessment is available in the 5-step fire risk assessment link below.

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Guidence

Guidance documents for specific risks links.

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