Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


Fire Safety Bill introduced by the Home Office

The Home Office has introduced a new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales Read More

Property management firm fined after fire

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Read More

Hotel fined £45k for fire safety failings

A Stratford hotel and its owner have been ordered to pay a total of £45,000 for 'serious and systemic' fire safety failures which 'put staff and guests at risk'. Read More

Pensioner’s death ‘could have been avoided’

A company which ran a South London care home has been fined more than £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a pensioner died in their care. Read More

Fire safety: Tenants’ lives put at ‘serious risk’ by landlord

Officers from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service found a number of serious issues when they entered the property in Reading, which was being occupied as a house of multiple occupation (HMO). Read More

£250k fine for fire safety disregard

A London guest house owner who removed the staircase from his property has been fined £250,000 and given and a six month suspended prison sentence after being successfully prosecuted by London Fire Brigade. Read More

Is it right to silence Big Ben for workers’ hearing?

How at risk are workers from the noise of the Great Bell? Read More

Care home fined £50k for several fire safety failings

Four Seasons (No 9) Ltd plead guilty to two breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, at its Cypress Court Care Home. Read More

Barbour download: fire protection and precaution

Fire protection and precaution director’s briefing Download this director’s briefing on fire protection and precaution. Courtesy of Barbour EHS this will Read More

Is the Responsible Person playing with fire?

Ten years since The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order took effect from 1 October 2006 in England and Wales, campaigners Read More



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