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    Fire Safety and Management 

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Fire Safety and Management

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and Wales.

Under the Fire Safety Order employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date.

Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.

On completion of the fire risk assessment appropriate action must be taken to control the risks and how people will be protected if there is a fire.

Bernadette will undertake fire risk assessments, reviews of previous fire risk assessments and other services including:

Advice of fire safety and management
Fire management plans and procedures
Reviews and assistance of notices received under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005)
Fire safety awareness and fire warden  training

Fire Risk assessments of doors. Assessment of doors are often left out of fire risk assessments

Annex A – Advice for Building Owners1 on assurance and assessment of flat entrance fire doors

 

 

 
Bernadette is a registered fire risk assessor with The Institution of Fire Engineers

 

Latest News

  • MHCLG Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings 20 January 2020

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    This Advice Note dated 20 January 2020 consolidates and supersedes the existing Advice Notes 1 to 22. The advice on the assessment of non-ACM external wall systems (previously Advice Note 14) has been updated and incorporated, and some of the advice within the previous published notes has been condensed to make it clearer.


    The Advice Note also clarifies how the 18m height of a building is measured as it was silent in various other Advice Notes issued.

  • Regulation 38 Building Regulations

    Regulation 38

    Approved Document B was revised in 2019  and supports requirements B1 to B5 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010 as well as regulations 6(3), 7(2) and 38 and it took effect on 30 August 2019 for use in England. 

    One of the changes were that safety information (under regulation 38) has been moved from an appendix into a new section.

  • EWS1 External Wall Fire Review

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    In late December 2019 the EWS1 form was published.

    The RICS, the BSA and UK Finance have agreed an industry-wide process, to be used by valuers, lenders, building owners and fire safety experts, in the valuation of high-rise properties to help unblock the deadlock present in the housing market. It has been developed in conjunction with MHCLG (the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.