New fire safety guidance comes into force on 1 October 2023
As a consciences fire risk assessment company, we have to constantly keep abreast of the ever changing landscape of fire safety regulations. For a quick and efficient fire risk survey and report, simply get in touch for a competitive quote. Below is a quick guide on the upcoming fire safety legislative changes that come into efffect on 1st October 2023.
Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) makes a number of amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to improve fire safety in all buildings regulated by the FSO. These improvements form Phase 3 of the Home Office’s fire safety reform programme, building on Phase 1 (the Fire Safety Act 2021) and Phase 2 (the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022).
Phase 3 further strengthens fire safety in all FSO regulated premises by:
improving cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons (RPs)
increasing requirements in relation to the recording and sharing of fire safety information thus creating a continual record throughout a building’s lifespan
making it easier for enforcement authorities to take action against non-compliance
ensuring residents have access to comprehensive information about fire safety in their building
At this stage there is no requirement for RPs to ensure that anyone they appoint to do a fire risk assessment is competent. Work is actively taking place within the sector to develop a robust roll out plan and will provide more information on this in the coming months.
Guidance to support RPs in understanding and meeting these new requirements will be published before they come into force.
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