The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO)

Statutory instruments 1541 2005 (Reprinted December 2006)

Great Britain

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO)

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, 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 guest

Under the FSO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.

More detailed advice and guidance on the implementation of a fire risk management plan can be found in the series of fire safety guidance documents available below. These Fire Safety -Risk Assessment guides have been produced with specific types of business premises in mind.

Extent 68 pages ISBN 9780110729459
Size A4 Price £19.75
Binding Paperback Published 15 Jun 2005
Availability Black and white copy, 1-3 days
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