The regulatory framework for fire safety is set out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
We are specialists in dealing with fire safety investigations and prosecutions. We can advise on:
- Requests for interviews under caution/ PACE interviews
- Fire safety prosecutions
- Alterations Notices
- Enforcement Notices
- Prohibition Notices
- Appeals against Notices
Any person served with a Notice is advised to seek urgent legal advice.
Similarly, immediate advice should be sought from a specialist fire safety lawyer in the event that you or your business receive notification from a fire authority that either is suspected of breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Investigations for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 are criminal investigations and Criminal prosecutions can result from them.
Severe fines and custodial sentences are regularly imposed for breaches of the legislation.
Fire safety will inevitably come under closer scrutiny from regulators in the coming months and years and responsible persons should prepare themselves for this and ensure that their businesses are fully compliant.