Eight weeks today, on 1st October 2023, new fire safety guidance will come into force for all buildings regulated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). This guidance introduces the commencement of regulations for new fire safety legal provisions within Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022. These improvements form Phase 3 of the Home Office’s Fire Safety Reform Programme which will further strengthen fire safety in all FSO regulated premises by:
• Improving cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons (RPs)
• Increasing requirements in relation to the recording and sharing of fire safety information thus creating a continual record throughout a building’s lifespan
• Making it easier for enforcement authorities to take action against non-compliance
• Ensuring residents have access to comprehensive information about fire safety in their building
These new regulations are an important further step in improving fire safety in the built environment. FireDNA encourages all RPs to review the guidance to ensure that they are fully compliant by 1st October.
FireDNA empowers RPs and duty-holders to improve competencies, raise safety standards and achieve compliance by delivering and enabling access to ‘real-time’ information at the point of need.
You can read the full Home Office article here