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Fire Risk Assessment Guides

Guide Information

Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid. Instead the law:

  • emphasises preventing fires and reducing risk
  • makes it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity

A set of guides has been developed to tell you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, help you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.

Click on the colourful guide to the right for help in determining which risk assessment is right for you.

Do you have paying guests? Click here for advice.

You may download these guides below.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - A short guide to making your
premises safe from fire.

offices and shops guide color Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Offices and Shops

factories guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Factories and Warehouses

sleeping guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Sleeping Accommodation

residential guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Residential Care Premises

educational guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Educational Premises

small and medium assembly place guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Small and Medium Places of Assembly

large place of assembly guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Large Places of Assembly

Theatres and cinema guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Premises

open air events guides Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Open Air Events and Venues

healthcare guides Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Healthcare premises

transport guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Transport Premises and Facilities

stables and agriculture guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Animal Premises and Stables

disabled escape guide Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Means of Escape for Disabled People (Supplementary Guide)

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