The Fire Safety Order: 200 Cases In Review

The 1st October, 2019, marks the 13th anniversary of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Order) coming into force. 6 years ago I published an article, “A Survey of 100 Prosecutions” and I was amazed at the response it received. A lot has happened in the fire safety world since then. As I recently passed 200 cases brought under the Order, I thought that the passing of that milestone would be a good opportunity to examine my cases in more detail and to cross-reference them with the government statistics on prosecutions.

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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. Tel: 01253 629300 – Email: info@firesafetylaw.co.uk