New fire safety rules coming into force.(News)

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO 2005), originally intended to be brought into force on April 1, 2006, is coming into force on October 1, 2006 and anyone who is classed as a "responsible under RRO 2005 needs to be aware of the changes in relation to fire safety on premises and make provision for them.

What does RRO 2005 cover?

RRO 2005 will repeal or amend of over 70 pieces of legislation, including the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997. The following changes to the current fire safety laws are of particular note.

* Fire certificates will no longer be valid when RRO comes into force;

* The focus of RRO 2005 is on risk assessment. …

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