Regulatory Reform OrderDigitalquill are proud to support Fire Door Safety Week. It runs from Monday 25th September to 1st October, and we have been putting out blog posts every day to advise you about fire door monitoring. You can pledge your support for Fire Door Safety Week by sharing posts on Twitter with hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek. Today we look in more detail at the Regulatory Reform Order 2005.

Fire Door Facts – The Regulatory Reform Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform Order (RRO) also known as the Fire Safety Order (FSO) is the piece of legislation that businesses need to comply with. It was signed into law on 7 June 2005, and its provisions came into force on 1 October 2006. The responsibility for fire risk assessment in all non-domestic buildings falls to the ‘Responsible Person’ or ‘Responsible Persons’.

The RRO applies to you if you are:

  • Responsible for business premises
  • An employer or self-employed with business premises
  • Responsible for a part of a dwelling – if that part is solely used for business purposes
  • A charity or voluntary organisation
  • A contractor with a degree of control over any premises
  • Providing accommodation for paying guests

What Must the Responsible Person Do?

The Responsible Person must:

  • Ensure that a fire safety risk assessment is carried out and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Identify & record the fire hazards
  • Identify & record the people at risk
  • Evaluate, remove or mitigate fire safety risks
  • Prepare an emergency plan & provide training
  • Review & update the fire risk assessment regularly
  • Part of this risk assessment and fire management plan must consider the safe installation, maintenance & inspection of fire doors.

Fire Door Safety – What happens if you get it wrong?

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