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.