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fire safety

Fire safety law changed in October 2006

The new law:

  • Emphasises preventing fires and reducing risk
  • Makes it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your
    premises and in the immediate vicinity
  • Does away with the need for fire certificates

The following information and useful website links will tell you more about the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, how you can comply with the law, help you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.


The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a short guide on making your premises safe from fire, which provides simple and practical advice to people responsible for fire safety in small and medium businesses. It is not a detailed guide. For more comprehensive information the DCLG has produced a guide specifically for Factories and Warehouses. This guide is for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of premises where the main use of the building or part of the building is a factory or warehouse including:

  • Large and small factories
  • Manufacturing warehouses
  • Storage warehouses
  • Factories with warehouses
Factories and Warehouses Full Guide Please note that this download contains in excess of 144 pages.





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