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. To this end, the Home office is seeking views on proposals to strengthen the Fire Safety Order, implement Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations and strengthen the regulatory framework for how building control bodies consult with Fire and Rescue Authorities.
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.
Below is a full package of documents to support the consultation. Alongside the fire safety consultation documents we have published for reference the impact assessment.
How to respond
FIS Members are encouraged to respond directly, but please if you do copy your response to email@example.com by 1st October so that we can ensure all views are included in the FIS response which will be submitted on the 12th October.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 call for evidence
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 call for evidence: summary of responses
Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report
Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report: government response