Fire safety: guidance for the hospitality industry

Guidance for owners of bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self catering properties about making their premises safe from fire.

Applies to England and Wales


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This publication seeks to address specific difficulties that the hospitality industry, specifically bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self catering properties, have faced in understanding the new rules on fire safety.

It is designed to encourage compliance, by giving the owners of these businesses practical advice on reducing fire risks in their establishments.

It explains the risk assessment process, sets out sources of further advice and guidance and offers some practical information for owners on what may represent appropriate and proportionate fire safety measures in these types of premises.

Published 18 November 2008