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Legislation

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Order places responsibility on individuals within an organisation and landlords to undertake fire risk assessments to identify, manage and reduce the risk of fire. The Fire Safety Order 2005 applies to all buildings, places and structures other than private homes.

Legislation

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is applicable in England and Wales. The legislation places responsibility on landlords and individuals within organisations employing 5 or more people to carry out fire risk assessments to identify, manage and reduce the risk of fire. Landlords operating HMO’s and communal areas within residential dwellings have a duty to ensure fire risk assessments are completed to reduce the risk of fire.

What does a fire risk assessment entail?

A fire risk assessment audit contains an assessment and overview of the fire safety elements of a building. Particular focus is paid in relation to fire hazards, fire protection, individuals at risk, occupancy, means of escape, comments and significant findings when performing audits. Risk level estimator is based on a more general health and safety risk level estimator contained in BS 88006.

In-depth review and analysis is undertaken to ensure full compliance in accordance with government guidelines and industry standards.

PAS 79 methodology is adopted covering all aspects of compliance as follows:

  • The Premises
  • The Occupants
  • Occupants at special risk.
  • Fire Loss
  • Other Relevant Information
  • Relevant Fire Safety Legislation
  • Fire Hazards and their elimination or control
  • Fire Protection Measures
  • Management of fire safety/procedures and arrangements
  • Risk Level Estimator
  • Recommendations and Significant Findings

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