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Fire Safety Order 2006

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the impact of the Fire Safety Order 2006 on the intended outcome of the integrated risk management policy introduced in 2003. (159028)

The risk-based approach to fire safety in non-domestic premises required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 supports and complements the wider risk-based approach that has been taken with the development of Integrated Risk Management Plans. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order reflects the risk based approach established by the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended), which implemented two European directives in respect of health and safety at work.

The Department will, as a matter of good practice, evaluate the impact of its policy relating to fire safety.