The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 is mainly implemented by the local Fire and Rescue Authority in the region (FRA). In special circumstances, however, other entities can implement fire safety regulations, such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or the fire service of the Secretary of State for Defence. If you are uncertain about where your FRA is located, you can either contact your local fire service (follow this link to National Fire Chief's Council website
) or contact your nearest fire service for details.
In order to execute the Regulatory Fire and Safety Order, the FRA employs inspectors who are required to perform the following functions:
A. Physical inspection of premises, identification of those responsible for enforcing the fire safety procedure and obtaining both their cooperation and assistance in carrying out the inspection where appropriate.
B. Evaluating enforcement specific to the Regulatory Fire and Safety Order with all the required requirements. They can request access to any mandatory records and plans, such as documents relating to the most recent fire risk assessment of the building, if required by the Fire Risk Assessment (FRA).
C. To determine their safety/flammability, inspectors would consider taking material samples from the premises for a detailed laboratory analysis. If any products are found to be hazardous by any of these tests, inspectors may order them to be dismantled, destroyed or further examined.