New fire regulations - a challenge for building engineers

Summary

The new Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety ) Order 2004 is anticipated to come into effect in January 2005, and will require all premises, with the exception of single private dwellings, to be assessed for the risk of fire. This may well involve premises which previously were not required to have a fire certificate. However, it is proposed that those currently complying with the Fire Precautions ( Workplace ) Regulations 1997, which required employers or other responsible persons to assess fire risk, will not see great changes when the regulations come into effect. Building engineers, as competent persons, are likely to become more involved in risk assessment and action plan implementation.

Primary author(s): Bradburn C

Source: Build.Eng.

             Vol.79, No.3, 2004, p.12-13       

 

                             

 

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