The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales (commonly known as the RRO) came into force on April 1, 2006, making employers ultimately responsible for their site fire prevention and safety of staff.

The Order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open spaces put to certain uses:

  • Offices and shops
  • Premises that provide care
  • The common areas of houses in multiple occupation
  • Pubs, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres and other places of assembly
  • Theatres and cinemas
  • Educational premises
  • Healthcare premises
  • Tents and marquees
  • Hotels and hostels
  • Factories and warehouses
  • Open air public gatherings (concerts, shows etc.)
  • Transport network
  • Community centres and village halls
  • Churches and other places of religious worship

The whole weight of the RRO is upon the ‘responsible’ person at a company, in other words the buck stops with the Employer.  This person can authorise others to work on their behalf but he/she cannot delegate the responsibility.

What Northern Safety can provide:

  • An independent and comprehensive audit and risk assessment of your fire protection arrangements
  • Ensure compliance to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Identify any possible fire risk that may adversely affect your business
  • Help prioritise your fire safety management
  • Ensure essential fire safety practices are carried out effectively on a day-to-day basis
  • Provide a comprehensive checklist to serve as a future benchmark
  • Train key staff to undertake this essential work in the future