Fire safety

Proposals to strengthen the Fire Safety Order.


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

It proposes 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

This consultation from the Home Office runs from 20 July until 12 October 2020.

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