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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (1)

If you own, manage or operate a business, you need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or "the Fire Safety Order". It applies across England and Wales and came into force on 1 October 2006. 

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Who does it apply to?
The Order applies to almost all buildings, places and structures other than individual private homes – that's individual flats in a block or family homes. 

Other places covered by the Order include shared areas in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), blocks of flats and maisonettes.