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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

        1. 1.In applying measures to control risks the responsible person must,...

        2. 2.The responsible person must ensure that mitigation measures applied in...

        3. 3.The responsible person must— (a) ensure that the premises are...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      AMENDMENTS OF PRIMARY LEGISLATION.

      1. 1.Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922

      2. 2.London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939

      3. 3.Pet Animals Act 1951

      4. 4.East Ham Corporation Act 1957

      5. 5.Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

      6. 6.Public Health Act 1961

      7. 7.Gaming Act 1968

      8. 8.Fire Precautions Act 1971

      9. 9.Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

      10. 10.Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

      11. 11.Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1975

      12. 12.County of South Glamorgan Act 1976

      13. 13.Rent Act 1977

      14. 14.County of Merseyside Act 1980

      15. 15.West Midlands County Council Act 1980

      16. 16.Cheshire County Council Act 1980

      17. 17.West Yorkshire Act 1980

      18. 18.Isle of Wight Act 1980

      19. 19.South Yorkshire Act 1980

      20. 20.Tyne and Wear Act 1980

      21. 21.Zoo Licensing Act 1981

      22. 22.Greater Manchester Act 1981

      23. 23.County of Kent Act 1981

      24. 24.Derbyshire Act 1981

      25. 25.East Sussex Act 1981

      26. 26.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

      27. 27.Humberside Act 1982

      28. 28.County of Avon Act 1982

      29. 29.Cumbria Act 1982

      30. 30.Hampshire Act 1983

      31. 31.Staffordshire Act 1983

      32. 32.Food Act 1984

      33. 33.Building Act 1984

      34. 34.County of Lancashire Act 1984

      35. 35.Cornwall County Council Act 1984

      36. 36.Bournemouth Borough Council Act 1985

      37. 37.Leicestershire Act 1985

      38. 38.Clwyd County Council Act 1985

      39. 39.Worcester City Council Act 1985

      40. 40.Poole Borough Council Act 1986

      41. 41.Berkshire Act 1986

      42. 42.Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987

      43. 43.Plymouth City Council Act 1987

      44. 44.West Glamorgan Act 1987

      45. 45.Dyfed Act 1987

      46. 46.Environment and Safety Information Act 1988

      47. 47.Smoke Detectors Act 1991

      48. 48.London Local Authorities Act 1995

      49. 49.Capital Allowances Act 2001

      50. 50.Licensing Act 2003

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      AMENDMENTS OF SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

      1. 1.The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

      2. 2.The Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995

      3. 3.The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

      4. 4.The Housing (Fire Safety in Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 1997

      5. 5.The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998

      6. 6.The Building Regulations 2000

      7. 7.The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000

      8. 8.The Care Homes Regulations 2001

      9. 9.The Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

      10. 10.The Private and Voluntary Care (England) Regulations 2001

      11. 11.The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

      12. 12.The Private and Voluntary Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

      13. 13.The Children’s Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

      14. 14.The Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

      15. 15.The Residential Family Centres Regulations 2002

      16. 16.The Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REPEALS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REVOCATIONS

  8. Explanatory Note

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