Fire safety law is changing in October 2006. The new law will:
Emphasise preventing fires and reducing risk
Make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity
Do away with the need for fire certificates
A set of guides has been developed to tell you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, help you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.
The guides are designed so that a responsible person, with limited formal training or experience, should be able to carry out a fire risk assessment. If you read the guide and decide you are unable to apply the guidance then you should seek expert advice.
More complex premises will probably need to be assessed by a person who has comprehensive training or experience in fire risk assessment. However these guides will be appropriate for more complex, multi-occupied buildings to address fire safety issues in individual occupancies.
Guide chart and checklist
Below you can download all the guides and a short checklist to help you complete your risk assessment. Please note: These guides are for reference only we advise that you should seek expert advice