By Robert Greenfield and Michael Morgan

Fire Safety Management is of the utmost importance within an organisation as a majority of fires are preventable, but when they do occur then the potential losses can result in a majority of organisations never recovering. It is therefore important to have an effective fire safety management system.
In the past, a business manager had to be aware of over seventy separate pieces of legislation including the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, to name but a few.

Things are somewhat more straight forward now with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and this document has been produced to serve as a Good Practice Guide.