Fire Risk: Fire Safety Law and Its Practical Application

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Thorogood Publishing, 2009 - Law - 223 pages
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Fire safety regulations have undergone their most significant change for over thirty years and owners of companies, employers, builders and landlords in UK face a seismic shift in liabilities and potential penalties. The responsibility for the safety of occupants and premises now lies with owners and employers. This invaluable new book draws on over thirty years of professional fire fighting, rescue and safety enforcement experience to provide a jargon-free practical guide to current liabilities and compliance.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Basic principles
5
Introduction How to make the best use of this book
6
Chapter 1 The reasons for adequate fire safety measures in nondomestic premises
8
Chapter 2 A potted history of significant lifeloss fires in the UK
12
Chapter 3 The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 SI 1541
23
Chapter 4 Fire Risk Assessment
34
Chapter 5 General fire precautions and fire safety provisions
47
Chapter 13 Fire safety law enforcement a fire and rescue service perspective
142
Appendices
155
Appendix 1 Technical information
156
Appendix 2 The definition of competence and seeking specialist advice from an external source
172
Appendix 3 Effective management of fire safety
177
Appendix 4 Arson
189
Appendix 5 Heritage buildings
191
Appendix 6 Plans and line drawings
192

Part 2 Additional information
67
Introduction
68
Chapter 6 AFDAFA systems
69
Chapter 7 Firefighting measures
76
Chapter 8 Means of escape
85
Chapter 9 Fire separation and compartmentation
110
Chapter 10 Staff training and instruction
114
Chapter 11 Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order 2005
117
Chapter 12 Liaison with the fire and rescue service
137
Appendix 7 Fire Risk Assessment flow chart
194
Appendix 8 The Fire Risk Assessment report
198
Appendix 9 Fire extinguishers
201
Appendix 10 Definitions and illustrations means of escape
203
Appendix 11 Fire safety advisors terms and letters of agreement
208
Conclusion
211
Glossary and references
215
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About the author (2009)

Allan Grice was Principal Fire Safety Officer for one of UK's largest counties from 1990 to 1997 and has been Visiting Lecturer in fire safety law at the University of Leeds for the past ten years.

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