Fire Safety - Risk Assessment

Large Places of Assembly

Author:
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Large Places of Assembly

'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Large Places of Assembly' is suitable for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of large places of assembly in England and Wales i.e. where more than 300 people could gather including:

  • Sports stadia

  • Exhibition and conference centres

  • Large nightclubs

  • Churches, cathedrals, other places of worship

  • Community centres and village halls

  • Common areas of shopping malls

  • Premises that adjoin other complexes such as shopping centres

'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Large Places of Assembly' does not apply to premises that include sleeping accommodation, theatres and cinemas and or outdoor facilities.

This guide is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1: Explains what fire risk assessment is and how you might go about it. Fire risk assessment should be the foundation for all the fire precautions in your premises.

  • Part 2: Provides further guidance on fire precautions. The information is provided for you and others to dip into during your fire risk assessment or when you are reviewing your precautions.

Appendices provide supplementary information.

Fire safety law changed in October 2006

New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales came into force on 1 October 2006, in accordance with the 'Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005' (S.I. 2005/1541, ISBN 0110729455), available below. 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

These guidance notes will help you to comply with the new law. There are 12 'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment' Guides in the series and one Supplementary Guide 'Means of Escape for Disabled People' all of which are available below.

Extent 152 pages ISBN 9781851128211
Size A4 Price £12.00
Binding Paperback Published 08 Jun 2006
Availability In Stock: 1 - 2 days
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