Businesses across Warwickshire are being advised to prepare for upcoming changes in fire safety legislation set to take effect on the 1st of October 2023. To ensure that businesses are ready for the changes coming in, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking proactive measures to raise awareness of this new legislation locally, as the changes coming soon will apply to all businesses. Effective from October 1st, the introduction of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act mandates that all businesses, irrespective of their size, employee count, or business type, must comprehensively document their fire risk assessments and fire safety arrangements. Additionally, the revised legislation stipulates that in residential buildings housing two or more domestic premises, residents must receive information regarding fire risks and the fire safety measures implemented for their protection. Many premises will be affected by the changes including small shops, take-aways, holiday lets and small blocks of flats. Read more on the changes that are required on this page.
Get ready for changes to fire safety legislation
by Jane Hampson | Sep 21, 2023