Work With Regulators


Officers should be able to recognise where provisions in buildings fall below the standards necessary to meet legal requirements other than the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and refer the matter to the appropriate regulator(s) for action. They should also be able to carry out joint visits with other regulators to reduce the burden on businesses.

Core Learning Resources

 Explosives: Enforcing Authorities


In particular, see:

  • Guidance for enforcing authorities on the enforcement of regulations on the storage of explosives, 2005

 DSEAR in Detail


Background on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations, which cover the storage of petrol in workplaces



In particular, see:

  • Protocol between local housing authorities and fire and rescue authorities to improve fire safety, 2007

 Protocols Between Ofsted and Other Organisations

Ofsted, 2010

In particular, see:

  • Protocol between Ofsted and fire and rescue authorities

Further Reading

 Guides and Templates

National Fire Chiefs Council

In particular, see:

  • Inter-agency protocol, 2008

 Fire Safety in Construction

HSE, 2010

 Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002:

Approved Code of Practice and Guidance

HSE, 2013

 Petrol Filling Stations: Guidance on Managing the Risks of Fire and Explosion

Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group, 2007