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Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Safety Order 2005

Each year fire causes more than 250 fatalities in the UK and a further 3,500 casualties, with local fire and rescue services responding to over 150,000 incidents annually.

As the Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states, it is your responsibility to manage any fire risk in your premises. Authorised fire certificates are no longer issued and those previously in force now have no legal status. The Fire Safety Order 2005 applies to practically all non-domestic premises, including:

-                offices and shops

-                premises that provide care, including care homes and hospitals

-                community halls, places of worship and other community premises

-                the shared areas of properties several households live in (housing laws may also apply)

-                pubs, clubs and restaurants

-                schools and sports centres

-                tents and marquees

-                hotels and hostels, and

-                factories and warehouses

If your premises have been designed, built, and are being used in line with up-to-date building regulations, your structural fire precautions should be fine. However, you still need to carry out a fire risk assessment and ensure you keep up all fire precautions and maintenance routines.

For fire risk assessments, plus guidance on how best to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, please contact one of our offices below:

Eastern office 01603 251775  
Southern office 01268 574344
Northern office 01246 267954