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Fires: Safety

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in providing (a) adequate fire safety and (b) appropriate fire drills, including evacuations, for (i) airport termini and (ii) hospitals.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

It is the responsibility of enforcing authorities to satisfy themselves that the responsible person has complied with their duties under the Fire Safety Order 2005.

Under the Fire Safety Order, building owners are required to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises and put in place and maintain adequate and appropriate fire safety measures to ensure that the risk to life in the event of fire is reduced to as low as reasonably practicable. The Order is not prescriptive about what particular safety measures are needed; these are for the building owner to determine based on the specific circumstances of their building and the needs of the occupants, including those who may be particularly vulnerable to the risk from fire.

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