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Guidance on Making your Premises Safe from Fire

Guidence document

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space except for private homes and individual flats in a block or house, although communal areas will be affected.

The responsibility for fire safety lies with employers, self-employed people with premises, voluntary organisations, those responsible for buildings with public access and any contractor who exercises a degree of control over any premises.

An “entry-level” leaflet explaining what needs to be done to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is available. It’s called A short guide to making your premises safe from fire and you can download a PDF of it here.

As well as this entry-level guide, a number of more detailed guidance leaflets are available below to help people preparing fire risk assessments.

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