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  • The Home Office has published some updated  guidance to help dutyholders, issued by the Secretary of State under Article 50 of the FSO, to assist responsible persons in meeting their duties under the FSO.

    Find out whether you are a Responsible Person or Duty Holder under the Fire Safety Order and Fire Safety (England) Regulations and what responsibilities you have for fire safety here.

     

    • Building Safety Act
    • Dutyholders
  • DLUHC has published guidance to explain what responsible persons need to do as a result of changes made to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (‘the Fire Safety Order’) through the Building Safety Act 2022. You are advised to check whether you are a responsible person.

    The guidance is for people who have responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which has been amended by Section 156 of the Building Safety Act. 

    Use this guide to understand what new responsibilities you have for fire safety when they come into force on 1 October 2023.

    The guide has been published by the Secretary of State under Article 50 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to assist responsible persons in meeting their duties under the FSO.

    Access the Guidance here

    • Building Safety Act
    • Section 156 - Fire Safety Regulations
  • This briefing, publsihed by the House of Commons Library, discusses fire safety requirements for houses and blocks of flats, the 'stay put' strategy and the government response to the Grenfell Tower fire.

    Click here for more information.

    • Fire Safety
  • Fire Safety Act 2021

    The Fire Safety Act
    The Fire Safety Act clarifies the scope of the Fire Safety Order to make clear it applies to the structure, external walls (including cladding and balconies) and individual flat entrance doors between domestic premises and the common parts of a multi-occupied residential building.

    If you are a Responsible Person, you must consider these parts when conducting fire risk assessments, if you have not done so already.

    More detail is contained in the factsheets and guidance on this page.

    Fire Risk Assessment Prioritisation Tool
    To support the commencement of the Fire Safety Act the government is launching the Fire Risk Assessment Prioritisation Tool. This is an online tool for Responsible Persons to prioritise how soon your fire risk assessments should be updated.

    To help you use of the tool, read the ‘Fire Safety Act Commencement prioritisation guidance’ available to view here.

    • Fire Safety
    • Fire Safety Order 2005 & 2023