The Fire Safety Order

A link to a full version of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

CFOA Enforcement Guidance 2015

Guidance provided by the Chief Fire Officers Association on the interpretation of the Fire Safety Order 2015.

CFOA Enforcement Register Search Page

This page allows you to search for Enforcement and Prohibition Notices by premises type and by fire service.

Government Statistics on Fire Prosecutions

This collection brings together all documents relating to fire and rescue authorities operationalĀ statistics.

Home Office Statistics 2015-2016

Since the Home office took over responsibility for Fire Safety the statistical data regarding prosecutions has been reduced. See Table 1202.

The Original Purpose of the Fire Safety Order

This is the Consultation paper published in 2002 prior to the FSO, which details why the Government wished to draft the legislation.

Guidance Note No.1: Enforcement

Document produced by The Communities and Local Government Department to assist in the enforcement of the FSO.

LACORS Guidance

This guidance deals with mixed use premises and where unrelated occupiers, who live
independently from one another, share common areas of the same
building. This area of law is covered by both the Housing Act 2004
and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
This guidance helps to manage the relationship
between the Housing Act 2004 and the Fire Safety Order by offering
advice and assistance to enforcers, landlords, managing agents and
tenants, amongst others, on ways to make residential buildings safe
from fire, regardless of which piece of legislation is relevant. When it
comes to fire safety, everyone involved has an interest.
All those with an interest in these types
of premises should read this guidance, ensure they are aware of their
responsibilities to carry out a fire risk assessment, and make sure their
property has adequate and appropriate fire safety measures in place.

Fire Safety Guidance on Various Types of Premises

These guides:

  • tell businesses what they need to do to comply with fire safety law
  • help businesses carry out a fire risk assessment
  • help businesses identify the general fire precautions they need to have in place

Focus on Enforcement Review – August 2013

The results of a review of the enforcement of the FSO carried out in 2012.

HMICFRS Assessments

The assessments of fire and rescue services by HMICFRS in 2018/19.