On 1 October 2006 the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, came into force. All existing fire legislation was repealed (including the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997/99. Fire certificates are no longer issued and have been replaced with the requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment.
Employers are now solely responsible for fire safety within their workplaces
The new law affects you!
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, states the following:
"The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions they need to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order."
If you are:
- Responsible for a business premises
- An employer
- Self-employed with business premises
- A charity or voluntary organisation
- If you own or run a guest house, hotel or self catering holiday home
- If you are the managing agent or landlord for a complex of flats with communal areas
Your local Fire Authority will not carry out a Risk Assessment for you, it is your responsibility. Our preferred partner can give you a competitive quote tailored to your business needs.