Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


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

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

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



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