Site Visits


Officers must be able to review the measures in place to protect the building and its occupants and assess their suitability against the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. They should be able to propose, discuss and implement solutions to ensure the safety of all people using the building, carrying out formal enforcement activity where appropriate and necessary.

Core Learning Resources

 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Guidance Notes


  Prevention, Protection and Road Safety

National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)

In particular, see:

  • Fire risk management system specification (PAS 7), 2013
  • Enforcers’ guidance, 2013

 Guides and Templates



Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

In particular, see:

  • Fire precautions for houses in multiple occupation: a practical and technical guide, 1997
  • Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing, 2008

 Fire Safety in Purpose Built Flats

Local Government Association, 2011

Training Courses

 Training for Fire and Rescue Services

Fire Protection Association

 Prevention and Protection

Fire Service College

Further Reading

 Design and Fire Safety

British Standards Institution

See in particular:

  • BS 9999: 2008 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
  • BIP 2173: BS 9999 Handbook – Effective fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

 Fire Risk

British Standards Institution

See in particular:

  • PAS 79: 2012 – Fire risk assessment: guidance and a recommended methodology
  • BIP 2112: 2006 – The audit of active fire safety systems: practitioner’s assessment and approval procedures manual

 Approved Document B: Fire Safety

CLG / on Planning Portal

In particular, see:

  • Volume 1 – Dwellinghouses, 2013
  • Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellinghouses, 2013

 Building Regulations Circular 003/2014

Welsh Government

See also the Welsh version of Approved Document B Volume 2

  Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools

Education Funding Agency, 2007

  Fire Safety in the Design of Healthcare Premises (HTM 05-02)

DoH, 2014

  Suite of Guidance on Fire Safety Throughout Healthcare Premises: Parts A to M


  Fire Safety in Adult Placements: A Code of Practice

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2005 / on Planning Portal

Other Information

  National Enforcement Registers


National register of enforcement, prohibition and alteration notices served on business premises under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

 Technical Information

Fire Industry Association

Trade association promoting the professional status of the UK fire industry. Includes fact files, guidance notes and codes of practice, covering issues such as fire detection systems, fire alarms, fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing systems

 Association for Specialist Fire Protection

Represents and supports the activities of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built in’ fire protection