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Fire Legislation & Standards

Current Fire Legislation came in to effect on 1st of October 2006 across the UK, repealing all previous fire safety legislation.

These are:

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – England and Wales
  • The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 – Scotland

A summary of the legislation:

  • UK employers must carry out a fire risk assessment and remove or reduce the risk of fire
  • Fire certificates are no longer issued
  • Each individual company is responsible for their own fire safety
  • The employer must conduct a fire risk assessment regardless of the size of the risk. The identified responsible person would therefore take full corporate liability.
  • If five or more people are employed, the significant findings of the fire risk assessment must be documented
  • The responsible person must ensure suitable fire precautions are available and maintained by a competent person

For further information download the Employers Guide : Your Guide to Fire Legislation booklet

Our service engineers are assessed as part of the BAFE Registered Technicians Scheme, an independently verified competence-based accreditation, so you can be confident you will be receiving the best service to the highest standards. 

Our engineers will service and install your fire extinguishers in accordance with BS 5306: Part 3 and BS 5306: Part 8. 

BS 5306: Part 3 - Learn more

BS 5306: Part 8 - Learn more

Chubb can design, supply, install and commission and maintain fire alarm and detection systems, complying with all the current British and European Codes, Legislation and Standards. 

A Chubb service engineer will carry out a full maintenance inspection, using the guidance and methodology laid down in British Standards BS5839 and BS5266. 

On completion of the inspection, the engineer will confirm the system status and all relevant details will be entered in to your fire log book. 

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