Open Consultation on The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Call For Evidence

21st June 2019

In addition to the government’s new consultation on ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system’, the government is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order – the Fire Safety Order – 2005. This forms the basis of general fire safety legislation in England and Wales and regulates fire safety in a wide range of non-domestic premises, including workplaces and the common parts of multi-occupied residential buildings.  It was introduced and came into force in 2006, to consolidate the previous range of legislation and to reduce burdens on business and enforcing authorities as a result of overlapping general fire safety regimes.

Responses to the call for evidence are sought from the fire safety sector, and those whose safety must be considered under the Order, to ensure that the Fire Safety Order remains fit for purpose. These responses will be used to assess any changes that may be needed and how they may be best achieved, to ensure high and appropriate standards of fire safety in all buildings covered by the Order.  Furthermore, responses will be analysed to increase the understanding of how the Fire Safety Order applies to different groups of stakeholders.

The consultation closes on 31st July 2019.  To view the call for evidence, click here.