Fire Risk Assessors –

Time to Come Together as One?

Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report is due over the next few weeks, and if the “direction of travel” outlined in the interim report is followed, the issues of competency and accreditation for fire risk assessors will inevitably form part of the findings and recommendations, which are so eagerly awaited.

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Building a Safer Future

Dame Judith Hackitt is due publish her final report in May. Here is the interim report which indicates the direction that the Review is taking.

Fire Safety Enforcement in Specialised Housing

I have regularly been asked about the enforcement of the FSO (FSO) in specialised housing since I began dealing with fire safety cases in 2006.

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The purpose of this website is to bring together all of the important documents, guidance and commentary relating to the very niche area of fire safety law. The majority of legislation relating to fire safety is contained in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Fire Safety Order) which came into effect on 1 October, 2006. Most areas of law can be interpreted with the assistance of textbooks and precedents, but most of the case law involving cases brought under the Fire Safety Order relate to sentencing, and the author of this website is not aware of any textbooks which deal with this subject with sufficient detail.

There are, however, numerous helpful guidance documents relating to the enforcement and interpretation of the Fire Safety Order, and this website attempts to place those documents in context and within easy reach of those seeking out the necessary information.

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