WHAT IS THE RRO?
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.
DO YOU COMPLY?
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.