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March 9, 2011

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New fire safety guidance for care homes

The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) have partnered to publish fire safety guidance for care home operators.

The Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises guidance document has been produced to accompany the Communities and Local Government (CLG) guide. The additional guidance provides specific fire safety information to ensure that care home operators are complying with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005.

NASHiCS fire safety working group lead member, David Hutton, said: “’It was felt that certain parts of the CLG guide required further clarification to allow residential care operators to fully understand their role within the FSO.

“NASHiCS are very pleased that this guidance document is now being launched as it will provide valuable additional information for residential care premise operators.”

View the Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises guidance.

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