The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 did away with the need for fire certificates and aimed to bring together disparate fire legislation into a single risk based approach.

The responsible person (the employer or controller of premises) is required to:

Think about: click here for a list of things you might want to think about to aid your compliance with the Order.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has produced a excellent and very detailed series of guides to assist compliance with the Fire Safety Order. The series includes dedicated guides for offices and shops, small and medium places of assembly and open air events, amongst others. Download your free copies here

For the full text of the Fire Safety Order click here

For further information on the application of the Order to outdoor events including fire precautions, fire arrangements and reducing the risks from fire you can order a copy of my book 'Health and Safety at Outdoor Community Events' here. Alternatively, an order form can be downloaded here.