Fire Safety


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on the 1st October 2006

The Order amended or replaced 118 pieces of legislation, the most significant being the repeal of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the revocation of Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulation 1997.

The Order applies to the majority of premises and workplaces in the UK and outlines all the measures that must be taken in the workplace to ensure the safety of all the people that employers are directly or indirectly responsible for.

The Order firmly places the responsibility on the Responsible Person who is defined as the person who has control of the premises (as occupier or otherwise) or the owner.

The responsible person can undertake the tasks themselves or appoint a competent person to assist them with their duties.

How we can help

Fire Assessment can be a complex issue and one that benefits from competent advice.

Safetymark have specialists who have attained the relevant professional qualifications and experience. Our fire engineers and fire risk assessors are able to carry out assessments to meet legislative requirements, and can help you develop and implement your fire safety arrangements.

Safetymark have a particular expertise in healthcare and the implementation of Health Technical Memorandum 05-01: Managing healthcare fire safety [HTM 05] and act as fire safety advisers to a number of NHS Trusts.

Safetymark also have expertise in construction fire safety and the implementation of HSG 168 : Fire safety in construction and our consultants work for both SME’s and National Contractors in this capacity.

For more information about the services we can offer, please contact Mark Snelling.