Fire Safety - Risk Assessment
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- Department for Communities and Local Government
'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Sleeping Accommodation' will address sleeping accommodation for staff, common areas for residents and sleeping, dining or other accommodation for guests/residents in England and Wales, including:
The common areas of houses in multiple occupation (HMO)
The common areas of flats and maisonettes
The common areas of sheltered accommodation where care is not provided
Holiday chalets, holiday flat complexes, camping, caravan and holiday parks (other than privately owned individual units)
Areas in work places where staff ‘sleeping in’ is a condition of the employment or a business requirement as in licensed premises or hotels
This guide is not intended for domestic premises, hospitals, residential care and nursing homes and prisons and other establishments where people are in lawful custody.
This guide is divided into two parts:
Part 1: Explains what fire risk assessment is and how you might go about it. Fire risk assessment should be the foundation for all the fire precautions in your premises.
Part 2: Provides further guidance on fire precautions. The information is provided for you and others to dip into during your fire risk assessment or when you are reviewing your precautions.
Appendices provide supplementary information.
Fire safety law changed in October 2006
New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales came into force on 1 October 2006, in accordance with the 'Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005' (S.I. 2005/1541, ISBN 0110729455), available below. The new law:
Emphasises preventing fires and reducing risk
Makes it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity
Does away with the need for fire certificates
These guidance notes will help you to comply with the new law. There are 12 'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment' Guides in the series and one Supplementary Guide – 'Means of Escape for Disabled People' – all of which are available below.
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