The main Fire Safety law in the UK now stems from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This sets out a number of duties in relation to protecting from the possibility of a fire starting and taking hold, as well as ensuring that people are able to escape in case of emergency.
There are specific requirements, such as the need to keep fire escape routes clear, but there also slightly more vague duties, such as to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment. This can be a very technical piece of legislation to understand and although there are a number of advice notes to assist, there is also a requirement to employ experts if the necessary experience and training does not exist in-house.
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