Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The role of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Business Education Team is to provide information and guidance to both businesses and the commercial sector within North Wales on how to reduce the risk of fire within their premises. In addition the aim of the team is to raise awareness of and compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 within the business sector.
In order to assist businesses to comply with the legislative requirements, the government has produced a number of guidance documents.
- The law states operators must take responsibility for fire safety themselves so all accommodation operators will have to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and preventative or protective measures needed as a result of the risk assessment need to be installed and/or maintained by a competent person.
- Whoever carries out the risk assessment will be liable for anything which is found to be incorrect if anything goes wrong.
- It would be a good idea to let your insurance company have a copy of your risk assessment in case of a fire, to ensure that you are covered.
Risk Assessment Document A checklist to help you with the Fire Risk Assessment
Do you have paying guests? This guide provides people who own small bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), guest houses, self-catering accommodation and inns with rooms simple information on how to comply with the law.
Fire Safety Risk Assessment Sleeping Accommodation – This guide is for all employers, managers and owners of premises providing sleeping accommodation. It tells you about how you might comply with fire safety law, helps you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.
Fire Safety Risk Assessment Offices and Shops – This guide is for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of offices and shops. It tells you about how you might comply with fire safety law, helps you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place. This guide is intended for premises where the main use of the building or part of the building is an office or shop. It may also be suitable for the individual units within other complexes, although consultation with the other managers will be necessary as part of an integrated risk assessment for the complex.
Further information is available from North Wales Fire & Rescue Service by calling 01745 535250 or visiting http://www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/at-your-business/at-your-business.aspx?lang=en