The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was introduced in October 2006. The Order reforms the law relating to fire safety in non-domestic premises. It replaces fire certification under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 with a general duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of all occupants in non-domestic premises.


The order puts a legal duty on the ‘responsible person(s)’ or any person who has, to any extent, control of the premises, to undertake a fire risk assessment to ensure that premises are safe, to reduce the risk from fire and ensure people can safely escape in the event a fire. A fire risk assessment is required by law for virtually all types of premises, from shops, Offices, hotels, B&B’s, HMO’s, student accommodation, holiday lets, industrial and commercial units etc.


Torch Fire Protection do not provide a risk assessment service, we consider this to be a conflict of interest when we supply, install and maintain fire safety equipment. We do work with several highly experienced independent Fire Safety Consultants with extensive local Fire Authority background to provide the best impartial advice. If you require Fire Risk Assessment advice please contact us.


The internet has a lot of free information on how to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment in order to comply with the RRO. Some useful Fire Safety Guides are included below from the Communities and Local Government website. General advice can also be obtained by contacting your local Fire Authority.

Fire Safety Guidance

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