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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - Fire Door Considerations

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was implemented in October 2006 - transferring responsibility for fire safety order from the fire authorities to whoever has day-to-day control of the premises. In essence, this person must be responsible for fire safety and arrange for a documented “risk assessment” to be carried out.

While compliance with the RRO is mandatory, most of the guidance given in the document itself is advisory, rather than specific. This leaflet is designed to provide practical interpretation of the requirements, in the specialist field of fire door assemblies. It sets out to help with the assessment of existing doors and gives appropriate guidance on their up-grading, should they fall short in critical areas. Further advice is given on meeting the requirements of the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations – Document B [Fire Safety] – Document M [Ease of Access] – Document E [Acoustics].