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Fire Safety Advice

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Help and guidance from Avon Fire and Rescue Service on Fire Safety and assisting in compliance with the Regulatory Reform 'Fire Safety Order 2005

Cost Explanation: Free

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (known as Fire Safety Order) applies to England and Wales (Northern Ireland and Scotland will have their own laws). It covers 'general fire precautions' and other fire safety duties that are needed to protect 'Relevant Persons' in case of fire in and around ‘most premises’. The Order requires fire precautions to be put in place ‘where necessary’ and to the extent that it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances of the case. Responsibility for complying with the Fire Safety Order rests with the 'Responsible Person'.

The Fire Safety Order is a Fire Risk Assessment based approach where the responsible person(s) for the premises must decide how to address the risks identified, while meeting certain basic requirements.

By adopting a fire risk assessment approach, the responsible person(s) will need to look at how to prevent fire from occurring in the first place, by removing or reducing hazards and risks (ignition sources) and then look at the precautions to ensure that people are adequately protected, if a fire were still to occur.

Avon Fire and Rescue service are the enforcing Authority for the areas of North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol.

Fire Safety officers can provide help, support and guidance to those business owners that wish to ensure their premsies are safe from fire. This method of coach to comply ensures that inspecting officers apply a proportionate approach to enforcement and the advice and support given through inspection and guidance ensures business owners recieve the most appropriate, cost effective help and support.

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