Fire Safety - Risk Assessment

Sleeping Accommodation

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Department for Communities and Local Government
Price: £21.00

'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.

Extent 144 pages ISBN 9781851128174
Size A4 Price £21.00
Format Paperback Published 05 Jun 2006
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