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What Are The Fire Safety Regulatory Considerations For Business Owners?

There is a range of regulatory requirements for businesses from a standpoint of fire safety. The key fire safety regulation for businesses is The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which brought together and made several key changes to previous fire safety regulations. The Fire Safety Act 2021 has introduced new duties in relation to buildings in which there are two or more domestic premises. Consulting with a company providing fire protection services provides a useful step in ensuring that all necessary fire safety steps are taken to comply with regulations.

Read more below for some further information on the main fire safety regulatory considerations for business owners.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 provides a regulatory framework for fire safety on business premises. This order was made under The Regulatory Reform Act 2001 and meant that fire safety certificates no longer had legal status. Previous fire regulations were combined in this act with a number of amendments made.

In addition to duties relating to ensuring that buildings are compliant with regulatory safety standards and a duty to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of fire such as installing fire doors with a business premises it is now also necessary to ensure that training is carried out for employees to understand the use of fire fighting equipment required within your business’s building.

The Fire Safety Act 2021

The Fire Safety Act 2021 made a number of key changes to regulatory requirements. Whilst these statutory requirements apply predominantly to buildings with domestic premises in some instances these buildings may be shared with business premises. As the regulatory landscape for fire safety continues to change it is necessary to work with fire safety experts to ensure regulatory compliance and to ensure that best practices are followed in fire safety.

Fire Risk Assessment

A key step in ensuring regulatory compliance with  fire safety regulations is booking in a risk assessment to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken. The fire safety risks will differ for individual business premises with different steps required in order to ensure that best practices are followed. This is why it is important to receive expert risk assessments for each of your business premises to ensure that the correct steps are taken in each instance.

For Risk Assessments Get In Touch With EK  Fire Protection Today

Based in Kent, our specialist team at EK Fire Protection can provide a wide range of fire safety services fire safety risk assessments to smoke alarm installation and emergency light servicing. To book a fire safety risk assessment for your business premises, get in touch with our team today by calling 01304 210909 or emailing us at

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