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Fire safety and the law

For more information on reporting a fire safety concern, click here.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to virtually all non-domestic premises.

Often referred to as the Fire Safety Order, or the RRO, it places greater emphasis on fire prevention in non-domestic premises. This includes the voluntary sector and self-employed people with premises separate from their homes.

It also applies to open air events such as sporting events, street festivals, county fairs and other similar activities.

The Order applies in England and Wales. It covers ‘general fire precautions’ and other fire safety duties which are needed to protect people in case of fire in and around most premises.

The Order requires fire precautions to be put in place ‘where necessary’ and to the extent that it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances of the case.

The Fire Safety Team

The role of the Fire Safety team (also known as Protection) is to enhance safety in public buildings and other premises. We do this through a team of specialist officers, who ensure that the fire safety aspects of commercial building design, and subsequent occupied use, are correctly identified and applied. Click here to report any fire safety concern.

We also enforce fire legislation in all commercial premises as far as it applies to general fire safety measures. To achieve this, our staff will engage in activities that include carrying out fire safety audits of premises subject to the RRO.

We will also initiate enforcement action, appropriate to the circumstances, to correct instances of non-compliance where we find it. The options we have are as follows:

The Fire Safety Team also:

Feedback following an audit

If you have been visited by one of the team, your feedback would be most welcome. Please complete our online survey.

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