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The Fire Safety Act 2021 (Commencement) (England) Regulations 2022

19 August 2022


  • Fire Safety Act 2021

Comes into force: 16th May 2022

Jurisdiction: England

These Regulations bring into force Section 1 (Premises to which the Fire Safety Order applies) of the Fire Safety Act 2021. Where a building contains two or more sets of domestic premises, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005* will apply to:

  • the building’s structure and external walls and any common parts;

  • all doors between the domestic premises and common parts;

  • doors or windows in external walls; and

  • anything attached to the exterior of walls (including cladding and balconies).

*The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places duties on employers and any person in control of business premises (‘responsible person’) to manage fire safety in those premises. The Fire Safety Act brought domestic premises into the scope of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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