South Wales Fire and Rescue Service understands that businesses are facing challenging times and the following Fire Safety advice is designed to ensure your premises and all persons who may use it are as safe as possible from the effects of fire.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a legal requirement upon Responsible Persons to ensure all relevant people on or in the vicinity of their premises are safe from fire.  These responsibilities and safety measures are designed to protect life regardless of Fire and Rescue Service intervention.

The Fire Safety Act 2021 an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which arose out of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire and relates to fire safety in buildings in England and Wales with two or more domestic residences, making changes to the Regulatory Reform Order 2005.

The act will require Responsible Persons of multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises to update their fire risk assessment to include an assessment of the building’s structure, external walls, and flat entrance doors.


Fire Safety Law

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Safety Act 2021.


Fire safety: guidance for those with legal duties

If you have identified that you are Responsible Person or someone with duties under fire safety legislation the following guides will help you to:

  • understand what you need to do to comply with fire safety law;
  • carry out and review a fire risk assessment; and
  • identify the general fire precautions you need to put in place and maintain.

The following documents are available to download and will assist the responsible person with management of fire safety systems, fire safety training and provide an auditable record of such arrangements for the purposes of complying with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.


Fire Safety Risk Assessments (published by Department for Communities and Local Government):


Log Book :

  • It is best practice to keep a logbook up to date as it may be inspected by the Fire and Rescue Authority. You can download a template here


Resources to help with the completion of your fire risk assessment:


Additional guidance documents to help you manage fire safety:


Business continuity advice documents:


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