Fire safety law and guidance documents for business

This collection brings together all documents relating to fire safety law and guidance documents for businesses.

Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

These guides:

  • tell businesses what they need to do to comply with fire safety law
  • help businesses carry out a fire risk assessment
  • help businesses identify the general fire precautions they need to have in place

Find out whether you are a Responsible Person under the Fire Safety Order and what responsibilities you may have.

As well as the publications below, fire safety advice is also available in:

On 5 January 2016 responsibility for fire and rescue policy transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office.


Published 13 December 2012
Last updated 7 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added links to the fire safety guidance.

  2. Added link to new guidance on 'Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats' and removed link to LGA guidance.

  3. First published.