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Business fire safety

The government is committed to regulating only where necessary and in a way that is more suited to the needs of modern businesses.

Therefore in October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) was introduced.  It replaced over 100 other pieces of fire safety legislation including the Fire Precaution Act 1971 and Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulation 1997 with one simple order.

The business community found that the previous legislation was fragmented, inconsistent and difficult to understand.  They wanted more control over the fire precautions within their premises and greater emphasis on fire prevention within commercial premises.  Who better to take control of fire safety matters within business than the person who has control over the premises – the responsible person.

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Objective: We are committed to reducing the number of fires, deaths and injuries