Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire extinguishers: your legal obligations

There are nearly 20,000 commercial fires in the UK each year, demonstrating the importance of taking your fire-safety obligations seriously if you own commercial premises or run a business. So what are your legal obligations regarding fire extinguishers? Read More

The Fire Safety Order – simplified

Do you find the Fire Safety Act daunting? Or do you just need a quick refresh of the main points? Simon Stokes of Assured Fire & Security explores the landmark legislation and outlines your legal obligations. Read More

Student accommodation provider given heavy fine and suspended prison sentence for multiple fire-safety breaches

Also in our roundup of fire-safety fines, a housing cooperative faces punitive fine for a litany of fire-safety failures and fire-door breaches are found at guesthouse following arson attacks. Read More

BWF-Certifire leads calls for national register of responsible persons

The person responsible for a building’s fire safety should be advertised to its residents or occupants as prominently as its first aiders, according to the organisations behind Fire Door Safety Week. Read More

Fire Safety Order: lack of clarity over responsible person is impeding prosecutions, says BWF-Certifire manifesto

The manifesto also calls for revisions to Approved Document B and for fire door training to become a standard part of training and competency frameworks in the construction industry. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2016 to focus on HMOs, care homes and social housing

The award-winning campaign, which runs from 26 September to 2 October, has announced events that include a commemoration of the Great Fire of London, which gave rise to the concept of a fire door. Read More

Collaboration and cost-efficiency: why BIM is a boon for fire protection engineering

The UK government now demands building information modelling on all construction projects. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams outlines the relevance and benefits of BIM in new steel structures. Read More

Hotel Fire Safety Case Study: Are the Hotel and Local FRS Doing Enough?

Alan Cox recently contacted a hotel with concerns about its fire safety measures. This is what he found with a response from the hotel and Fire and Rescue Service. Read More

The Fire Safety Order, 10 Years on: Has it Met Expectations?

Ten years ago, far-reaching new legislation was introduced to improve fire safety in buildings. But did it work? Read More

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 10 Years on: Insights from the LFB Review

CFOA enforcement lead Nicholas Coombes gives us an insight into the findings of an LFB report on the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Read More

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