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Fire safety regulations

Fire Safety Law

Regulatory Reform Order (14 kb)

Make fire safety in your business, your business

If you're in business, make sure you're ready

The legislation regarding fire safety regulations in your premises has changed. As the person responsible for non-domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure, educational or residential premises, it is your responsibility to make sure your workplace reaches the required standard.

Further information on the changes is available on our website:, If you require any other help or advice, please contact:

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire Safety Support Unit
Tel: 023 8064 4000

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has developed a set of guides that explain what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, help you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place. Visit the CLG website to view the fire safety regulations guides...


Fire Safety for Business

In 2011-12, UK fire brigades attended 18,457 fires in commercial premises, schools etc. These fires killed 19 people and injured 1,064. Our pages give advice on how to avoid fires in the workplace and what the statutory duties are. Why should you read them? Because 'fire kills' and 'fire costs money'.

The costs of a serious fire can be high and afterwards many businesses do not reopen. You can get advice about minimising fire losses from your insurer, or the Fire Protection Association.

The responsible person has a statutory duty to ensure the requirements of the Fire Safety Regulations are complied with.

It is the policy of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to effectively manage fire safety and to seek a reduction in the number of fires, fire-related deaths and injuries, through the effective enforcement of Fire Safety Legislation.

We have a statutory requirement to effectively and efficiently enforce all Fire Safety Legislation for which Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has responsibility.

Our Fire Safety Inspectors will provide information which is consistent, appropriate, transparent and timely, and the inspection of premises in regard to commerce and industry will be prioritised by risk.


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