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The Guide To Fire Alarm Systems Design BS5839 PART 1: 2002
 
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) became law on 1st October 2006. Legally you must comply!

What is RRO?
Fire authorities no longer issue fire certificates and those previously in force will no longer have legal status. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) replaces most fire safety legislation with one new order. It means that any person who has some level of control in premises must take steps to reduce risk from fire, consider how to contain a fire should one break out and then also make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire.

• All fire alarm designs should be based on a fire risk assesment
• All fire risk assesments should be carried out by a competent person
• Fire risk assesments must be reviewed annually

What constitutes a fire risk assesment?
• Identifying fire hazards such as sources of ignition, fuel or oxygen
• Identifying all people at risk in and around the premises
• Evaluating the risk of a fire starting or the risk to people from a fire
• Removing or reducing fire hazards or risks to people from a fire
• Protecting people by providing fire precautions
• Recording any major findings
• Preparing an emergency plan
• Informing and instructing any relevant people
• Providing training for staff and guests
• Reviewing the fire risk assesment regularly and make changes where necessary
• Keeping accurate fire

Where does the order apply?
Virtually all premises and nearly every type of building, structure and open space. If you would like to find out more about the services that LS Fire can provide, please contact us on:
T 01992 660 188

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