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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO aka FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.

The RRO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The law applies to you if you are:

responsible for business premises
an employer or self-employed with business premises
responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
a charity or voluntary organisation
a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
providing accommodation for paying guests
Under the RRO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1541/contents/made