Fire Safety - Risk Assessment
Offices and Shops
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- Department for Communities and Local Government
'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Offices and Shops' is for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of premises in England and Wales where the main use of the building or part of the building is an office or shop, including:
Purpose built or converted office blocks
Individual office or shop units which are part of other complexes e.g. shopping centre
The new law does not apply to offices in private domestic accommodation. 'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Offices and Shops' is not applicable for the overall management of multi-use shopping areas. In this instance, 'Fire Safety - Risk Assessment: Large Places of Assembly' (ISBN 1851128212), available below, will be more appropriate.
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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