Background to the regulatory reform (fire safety) Order 2005
All owners/managers/agents who have some level of control in premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can escape safely if there is a fire and must carry out a fire risk assessment The order applies to virtually all premises and includes the shared areas of houses in multiple occupation (HMO's).
National fire safety standards
In July 2008, the Government through LACORS introduced national fire safety standards. The guidance offers practical advice on fire risk assessment and contains case studies with suggested fire safety solutions.
The guide is designed so that a responsible person, with limited formal training or experience, should be able to carry out a fire risk assessment. If you read the guide and decide you are unable to apply the guidance then you should seek expert advice.
More complex premises will probably need to be assessed by a person who has comprehensive training or experience in fire risk assessment.
The Homestamp Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi Occupied Residential Property has been updated to take account of the LACORS National Fire Guidance. To find outmore information please visit the Homestamp website.