"The New Fire Safety Legislation 2006: A Practical Guide" is an essential book for professionals involved in the construction and management of property who need to be aware of their duties under fire safety legislation. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force on 1 October 2006 and this book will provide an insight into the reasoning behind this new legislation and, more importantly, the major implications its implementation demands, including: the definition of premises and those to which the order applies - there is a huge increase; the abolishment of the existing Fire Certification scheme and previously granted certificates will cease to have any legal status; and, the definition and assignment of the 'responsible person'. This book is divided into distinct sections of information and guidance and discusses specific aspects of implementing this legislation: Fire legislation history; The RR(FS)O; Roles and responsibilities; Fire risk assessments; Fire engineering; Enforcement; Offences and appeals; and, Miscellaneous provisions.
Whether you are working as a project manager on new build or managing existing properties you will need to be aware of how the new legislation impacts on your work or that of your clients. Highly practical, including case-studies and examples from the real world, this book is an essential companion to implement this new legislation. Who needs this book? Property Managers, Project Managers on construction projects, Clients and their advisers, Facilities Managers, and Fire Safety Managers and Fire Engineers.