Fire Safety - Risk Assessment

Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Premises

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Premises

'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Premises' is for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners both professional and amateur of premises in England and Wales where the main use of the building or part of the building is a theatre, cinema or multi-screen cinema or a combination of these. This guide will also include buildings converted to cinemas or theatres.

This guide does not include temporary structures and marquees or tents used as theatres or cinemas.

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 159 pages ISBN 9781851128228
Size A4 Price £51.00
Binding Paperback Published 26 Jun 2006
Availability Colour copy: 3 - 5 days
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