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Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation

Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781788519656

Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation

Executive Summary

In 2006, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (‘the 2005 Act’) introduced changes to fire

safety law in Scotland and repealed previous fire safety legislation. This guide has been

produced to assist those who have responsibility under this Act for ensuring fire safety in

certain premises with sleeping accommodation in Scotland. In addition, this guide provides

statutory guidance for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (‘SFRS’), as an enforcing

authority.

This guide, prepared by the Scottish Government, offers fire safety advice in respect

of certain existing premises with sleeping accommodation. It consolidates and supersedes a

number of individual Scottish Government guides, and introduces a substantial number of

editorial changes aimed at improving dutyholders’ understanding of the guidance. The

guides superseded are:

? Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Small Premises Providing Sleeping

Accommodation, 2010

? Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Medium and Large Premises Providing Sleeping

Accommodation, 2008

? Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Small Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering

Premises, 2010 (The content of this superseded guide has been used as the basis

for annex 2, see paragraph 13)

At the same time, the Scottish Government guide Practical Fire Safety Guidance for

Healthcare Premises, 2008 is withdrawn, giving preference to the fire safety guidance

issued by NHS Scotland (see paragraph 6).