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Fire Safety Regulations Guide
Who Should Read This Guide?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order October 2005
Who Enforces the Fire Safety Order?
Managing Fire Safety
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
How Do You Carry Out a Fire Risk Assessment?
Step 1. Identifying Fire Hazards
Identify Sources of Ignition
Identify Sources of Fuel
Identify Sources of Oxygen
Step 2. Identify People at Risk
Step 3. Evaluate, Remove, Reduce and Protect from Risk
Evaluate the Risk of a Fire Occurring
Evaluate the Risk to People from Fire
Remove or Reduce Fire Hazards
Remove or Reduce the Risks to People
Fire-detection and Warning Systems
Firefighting Equipment and Facilities
Escape Routes
Emergency Escape Lighting
Signs and Notices
Installation, Testing and Maintenance
Step 4. Record, Plan, Inform, Instruct and Train
Record the Significant Findings and Action Taken
Emergency Plans
Inform, Instruct, Co-operate and Co-ordinate
Fire Safety Training
Step 5. Keep Assessment Under Review

Fire Safety Regulations Guide

Since 01/10/2006 every company has been required to carry out their own risk assessment to ensure compliance with Fire Safety Regulations, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and to identify precautions that should be taken.

This guide applies to England and Wales and provides guidance on how to make sure that you are meeting the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requirement

Fire (Scotland) Act

For further information on The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 Part 3 and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 take a look at the Fire (Scotland) Act.

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