Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


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

Fire protection in modern buildings: how the industry is closing ‘gaps’ in the supply chain

The fire protection industry is changing and recognises the need for new legislation and guidance to keep pace with the rapid shift in building design, materials and specification. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings examines the issues. Read More

A fire safety question for housing providers: Do you really know your buildings?

Prescribing an ‘as built’ fire strategy to plug knowledge gaps, Ben Freeman of Independent fire Inspections Ltd (a FIREX exhibitor) and Simon Ince of Ascent Fire Safety expand on the collaboration work they’ve done with a local authority housing provider. Read More

The Fire Safety Order: Is it fit for purpose?

We sought professionals working in fire safety for their viewpoint on the effectiveness of the Fire Safety Order compared to the previous system - where fire certificates were issued by the fire service under the Fire Precautions Act 1971. Read More

Fire safety guides from FIREX International

A collection of helpful guides to fire doors, fire alarms and detection, risk assessments and more. Read More

RIBA calls for repeal of Fire Safety Order

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called for The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) to be disposed of, and the “reintroduction of mandatory fire certificates for designated premises, based on independent inspections by the fire brigades." Read More

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



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