24 October 2022

Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

Building Consultancy, Commercial, Industry News

In light of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report, new legislation will be introduced under article 24 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 will come into effect on 23rd January 2023 and will apply to most buildings with 2 or more residential units.

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A significant number of the new duties will be the responsibility of the Responsible Person (RP). The number of requirements will be dependent on the height of the building. A headline summary of these changes is given below, with a greater explanation on page 2. For further information and how we can help please contact our Senior H&S Advisor, Peter Dobson pdobson@shw.co.uk).