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Government proposals to strengthen the Fire Safety Order – Consultation

The Government is determined to continue to learn the lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire, and reform building and fire safety to ensure that such a tragedy can never happen again.

The fire safety consultation contains proposals to:

  • Strengthen the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and improve compliance
  • Implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report recommendations that require a change in law to place new requirements on building owners or managers of multi-occupied residential buildings, mostly high rise buildings
  • Strengthen the regulatory framework for how building control bodies consult with Fire and Rescue Authorities and the handover of fire safety information.

The fire safety consultation, published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill, is key part of government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay or work and to deliver key Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations.

The consultation ends on Monday 12 October 2020 and a full package of documents to support the consultation can be found on the website here.