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On these pages you can find advice on everything you need to know about fire safety law and your responsibilities as a business owner or a responsible person.

Building Safety Regulator and Act

The Building Safety Regulator in England is part of the Health and Safety Executive, and was established under The Building Safety Act 2022 to:

  • regulate higher-risk buildings
  • raise safety standards of all buildings
  • help professionals in design, construction, and building control, to improve their competence

Read more: Building Safety Regulator - Building safety - HSE

The Building Safety Regulator has contacted buildings advising that they are in scope and should be registered. If you do not feel that you meet the criteria of an in-scope building, please use the contact details on the letter to seek further information as we are not able to resolve queries on this matter.

The requirement for a building to be considered in scope is detailed in the following guidance:
Criteria for determining whether a building is a higher-risk building during the occupation phase of the new higher-risk regime - GOV.UK (


The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) have been introduced as an important step towards implementing the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report. You can send us the required information here: Provision of Risk Information | East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (

Home Office Guidance

Fire safety law document collection, guidance for legal duty compliance in relevant buildings.

Fire safety: guidance for those with legal duties - GOV.UK ( 

Free Introduction to Business Safety Course

Aimed at employers and people who own or manage a business premises.
It is designed to get you up to speed on Fire Safety Law.

Find out more about the course

Building Regulation Consultations

Early consultation with the fire service when planning or designing buildings is recommended. We offer free good will fire safety advice and business support

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  • The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

    The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) require Responsible Persons(RP) to identify and inform anyone who needs to know about fire risk. Find out about what you may need to do.


  • Sprinklers

    Evidence suggests that sprinklers can control, contain, or even extinguish a property fire in the early stages of development before the arrival of the fire rescue service.

  • An interactive tool to help small business owners understand their legal duties for fire safety in the workplace’.

  • Break Glass Fire Point

    If you are the ‘responsible person’ you have a legal responsibility to manage the fire protection measures.

  • Overloaded Plugs

    Fire safety is one of many safety issues the responsible person must deal with to minimise the risk of injury or death to staff or the public. 

  • Fire Safety Videos

    A series of short videos supports business owners/responsible persons in complying with the Fire Safety England Regulations 2022.

  • Licensing

    We focus on fire safety under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in the licensing consultation process. For license applications via local authorities, refer to our Licensing Act Application Guidance

  • Primary Authority Scheme

    To help you comply with fire safety law, we offer Primary Authority Partnerships to provide reliable and consistent regulatory support.  

  • Automatic Fire Alarm Systems

    What is an Automatic fire alarm (AFA) versus an Unwanted fire alarm signal (UwFS) and what are the legal responsibilities of managing fire protection measures in a building?


Join our Facebook Group

Advice and information on how to make sure your business is safe from fire and gain confidence that you are complying with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Regular updates keep you informed of activities and events. Visit the Group page here