Fire Risk Assessment guides
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 The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid.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 the prevention of fires and reduction of risk
- Makes it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and those in the immediate vicinity
The following risk assessment guides will help you determine which risk assessment is right for your business.
- Fire Safety Risk Assessments:
- Offices and shops
- Factories and warehouses
- Sleeping accommodation
- Residential care premises
- Educational premises
- Small and medium places of assembly (holding 300 people or less)
- Large places of assembly (holding more than 300 people)
- Theatres, cinemas and similar premises
- Open-air events and venues
- Healthcare premises
- Transport premises and facilities
- Animal premises and stables
- Means of escape for disabled people (supplementary guide)
Other useful guides
If you own a small premises with paying guests, such as a simple bed and breakfast, guest house or self catering accommodation then please ensure you comply with the latest Government guidance relating to Fire Safety.
If you are responsible for complying with fire safety law in small blocks of flats, please ensure you comply with the Government Guidance for Fire Safety in these premises.
Government guidance has also been produced for small, non-domestic premises to keep them safe from fire.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about fire safety legislation and businesses.