Fire Safety Act 2021

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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.