Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


£40k fine for Bedford office block landlord for “multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order”

After multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order, a landlord and responsible person for an office block in Bedford have been fined £40,000. Read More

Record-breaking fire safety fine on Bupa Care Services explained

January saw the highest ever fine imposed for fire safety breaches under the Fire Safety Order 2005. We examine the record-breaking aspects of the case. Read More

Is my hotel safe from fire? A guest’s perspective on concerns over hotel fire safety standards

Alan Cox highlights the many hotel fire safety issues he’s found and explains his experiences upon liaising with owners and the relevant FRS. Read More

Five reasons for moving to digital logbooks in fire safety

Jason Hill, Sales Manager at Tio, discuss five reasons why businesses should consider moving to the new generation of digital fire logbooks in 2022. Read More

Holiday apartments owner fined for serious fire safety breaches

Holiday apartments owner, Philip Hunt, has been ordered to pay a £12,800 fine for failing to put in place suitable fire safety measures. Read More

New code of practice for external wall fire risk assessment published

A new code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external walls and cladding of multi-occupancy residential buildings has been published by BSI. Read More

ASSA ABLOY Door Group calls for higher standards of fire door inspections in rail environments

Door Group highlights the need for higher standards of fire door inspections in rail environments to ensure life safety and protect national infrastructure. Read More

Landlord prosecuted after failing to meet fire safety requirements

The landlord of multiple flats above a takeaway in Islington has been found guilty of a series of fire safety failings. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced to eight months imprisonment after breaching several fire safety regulations

33-year-old, Chate Singh, owner of Ebers Hotel in Nottingham, has been sentenced to eight months in prison following multiple fire safety breaches. Read More

Property management company fined over £80,000 for 10 separate fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings, after inspections from the LFB. Read More

The Fire Safety Act: Potential pitfalls and how the fire industry can overcome them

An in-depth look at the Fire Safety Act 2021, potential pitfalls and solutions with new requirements on fire risk assessments. Read More

Government announces measures to strengthen Fire Safety Order

Find out the measures contained in the Government's response to the Fire Safety Consultation to improve competence and cooperation in the sector. Read More

UK Government continues to review fire safety as it opens consultation into Regulatory Reform Order

In partnership with the Draft Building Safety Bill, the UK Government is doubling its efforts to review fire safety by launching an open consultation into the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Read More

Fines for fire safety breaches have soared since Grenfell

A ground-breaking study also found that the most enforced part of the Fire Safety Order is Article 14, which relates to emergency routes and exits. Read More

Government launches consultations on fire safety reforms and Fire Safety Order

From construction sector professionals to building owners and the general public, a survey is open to anyone who wants to share their views on government plans to prevent a repeat of the worst residential fire in modern UK history. Read More

“The Fire Safety Order might need a judicial review”: Warren Spencer on the post-Grenfell landscape

Warren Spencer, managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors, has defended or prosecuted over 190 cases under the Fire Safety Order […] Read More



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