What you need to know… about The RRO

June 3, 2019

The Regularity Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005

If you are responsible for a non-domestic premises in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, you must comply with the RRO by law. This regulation is sometimes known as the Fire Safety Order 2005; the Scottish equivalent is Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

Who’s responsible?
You’re responsible for fire safety in a business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent, risk assessor, or anyone else with control of the premises.

You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

Serious consequences if you don’t follow fire safety regulations!
Minor penalties for breaching fire safety regulations involve fines of up to £5,000. Major penalties include unlimited fines and up to two years in prison, as well as the possibility of having your building closed.

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Start here…
The starting point for complying with the RRO is to complete – and keep up to date – your fire risk assessment, as follows:

  1. Identify the fire hazards.
  2. Identify people at risk.
  3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
  4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
  5. Review and update your fire risk assessment regularly.

Regular tasks and duties
After carrying out your fire risk assessment you’ll need to keep up to date with all the regular on-going fire safety tasks and duties, in order to stay compliant with The RRO. We developed Tio to help you make all that happen – our app even reminds you to review your risk assessment when necessary.

What is Tio?
Tio is a simple and affordable fire safety management tool for multiple users. It allows you to delegate fire safety tasks and the associated record keeping. Tio provides a simple weekly report, reassuring you that all is in order and up to date, or highlighting any actions required.

Unlike with a paper-based log book, your fire safety records and data are never lost or damaged, and are available online anytime, anywhere. So all relevant parties are kept updated on your fire safety compliance.

To learn how vital fire safety tasks can be completed simply and efficiently in your business, visit www.www.tiofiresafety.com and start your FREE Tio trial.

Keely Moseley