Call for evidence on fire safety regulation in workplaces

Close date: 31 July 2019

The Government launches a call for evidence on fire safety legislation in workplaces. The call for evidence seeks views on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (SI 2005/1541), which sets down the fire prevention rules for non-domestic premises, such as offices, warehouses and shops, to understand if the legislation is working in practice and is fit for purpose in England. The order requires employers to take action to prevent fires in workplaces and to protect against death and injury, should a fire occur. The call for evidence forms part of a wider review into fire safety in buildings, following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Consultation document: The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: call for evidence