Fire Legislation Standards Policies
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Fire Safety Act 2021
Following the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14th 2017, new legislation will be coming into play in the very near future is the Fire Safety Act 2021.
The main aim of the 2021 Fire Safety Act is to ensure clarity over areas covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, in particular, to clarify who is responsible for managing and reducing fire risks in different parts of multi-occupied residential buildings.
More information on this clarification can be found here.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Fire safety was covered by about seventy pieces of legislation prior to the new 2005 legislation, the principal ones being the Fire Precautions Act 1961 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997/1999.
In 2001 it was therefore decided the legislation needed to be simplified, which was achieved with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales.
For all information on The 2005 Regulatory Reform Order, click here.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995: Part III
Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act requires all fire service providers to consider the physical features of premises.
Since October 1st 2004 we have looked at how disability may impact upon your Fire Safety Strategy.