Fire Risk Assessments
As part of the Government's commitment to reduce death, injury and damage caused by fire, CLG has reviewed the fire safety law and has made a number of changes through the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 (RRO). The changes applied to non-domestic premises and came into force in October 2006 throughout England and Wales.
The new fire legislation includes fire precautions and other fire safety duties which are needed to protect people in case of a fire in non-domestic premises. The new fire law means that businesses themselves, must in future take responsibility for carrying out fire risk assessments on their premises.
The types of premises covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 (RRO) are shops and offices, hotels and other sleeping accommodation, residential care premises, educational premises, small and medium places of assembly, large places of assembly, theatres and cinemas, outdoor events, healthcare premises, transport premises and facilities.