The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to virtually all non-domestic premises.
Often referred to as the Fire Safety Order, 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.
Further information can be found on The Institution of Fire Engineers website at www.ife.org.uk