Fire Safety - Risk Assessment
Small and Medium Places of Assembly
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Small and Medium Places of Assembly' is for all employers, managers, occupiers, and owners of small (accommodating up to 60 people) and medium (accommodating up to 300 people) places of assembly in England and Wales, including:
Village halls and community centres
Churches and other religious centres
Marquees and tents
'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Small and Medium Places of Assembly' does not apply to sports grounds or common areas of shopping malls.
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.
|Binding||Paperback||Published||06 Jun 2006|
|Availability||In Stock: 1 - 2 days|