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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “responsible person”

    4. 4.Meaning of “general fire precautions”

    5. 5.Duties under this Order

    6. 6.Application to premises

    7. 7.Disapplication of certain provisions

  3. PART 2 FIRE SAFETY DUTIES

    1. 8.Duty to take general fire precautions

    2. 9.Risk assessment

    3. 10.Principles of prevention to be applied

    4. 11.Fire safety arrangements

    5. 12.Elimination or reduction of risks from dangerous substances

    6. 13.Fire-fighting and fire detection

    7. 14.Emergency routes and exits

    8. 15.Procedures for serious and imminent danger and for danger areas

    9. 16.Additional emergency measures in respect of dangerous substances

    10. 17.Maintenance

    11. 18.Safety assistance

    12. 19.Provision of information to employees

    13. 20.Provision of information to employers and the self-employed from outside undertakings

    14. 21.Training

    15. 22.Co-operation and co-ordination

    16. 23.General duties of employees at work

    17. 24.Power to make regulations about fire precautions

  4. PART 3 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 25.Enforcing authorities

    2. 26.Enforcement of Order

    3. 27.Powers of inspectors

    4. 28.Exercise on behalf of fire inspectors etc. of their powers by officers of fire brigades

    5. 29.Alterations notices

    6. 30.Enforcement notices

    7. 31.Prohibition notices

  5. PART 4 OFFENCES AND APPEALS

    1. 32.Offences

    2. 33.Defence

    3. 34.Onus of proving limits of what is practicable or reasonably practicable

    4. 35.Appeals

    5. 36.Determination of disputes by Secretary of State

  6. PART 5 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 37.Fire-fighters' switches for luminous tube signs etc.

    2. 38.Maintenance of measures provided for protection of fire-fighters

    3. 39.Civil liability for breach of statutory duty

    4. 40.Duty not to charge employees for things done or provided

    5. 41.Duty to consult employees

    6. 42.Special provisions in respect of licensed etc. premises

    7. 43.Suspension of terms and conditions of licences dealing with same matters as this Order

    8. 44.Suspension of byelaws dealing with same matters as this Order

    9. 45.Duty to consult enforcing authority before passing plans

    10. 46.Other consultation by authorities

    11. 47.Disapplication of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 in relation to general fire precautions

    12. 48.Service of notices etc.

    13. 49.Application to the Crown and to the Houses of Parliament

    14. 50.Guidance

    15. 51.Application to visiting forces, etc.

    16. 52.Subordinate provisions

    17. 53.Repeals, revocations, amendments and transitional provisions

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. PART 1 MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN RISK ASSESSMENT IN RESPECT OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

      2. PART 2 MATTERS TO BE TAKEN INTO PARTICULAR ACCOUNT IN RISK ASSESSMENT IN RESPECT OF YOUNG PERSONS

      3. PART 3 PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION

      4. PART 4 MEASURES TO BE TAKEN IN RESPECT OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      AMENDMENTS OF PRIMARY LEGISLATION.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      AMENDMENTS OF SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REPEALS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REVOCATIONS

  8. Explanatory Note

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