The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all buildings other than domestic housing, and replaces 118 pieces of previous fire legislation, including the old fire certificate. This includes all commercial premises and workplaces, including those managed by voluntary organisations and the self-employed. Also all premises to which the public have access, including, in England and Wales, the common parts of multi-occupied residential buildings such as flats and houses in multiple occupation. The law now shifts responsibility from the fire authorities, for fire safety, to whoever has day-to-day control of premises.
At RELM Consultants Ltd, we are able to help those with this responsibility (‘responsible person / duty holder’) to carry out a fire risk assessment, so that their premises comply with the applicable fire safety legislation. Based in Northamptonshire, we serve customers across the UK.