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Sector Specific Guidance

A series of sector specific guides has been produced providing practical fire safety guidance for those with responsibilities under Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended, and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

Where possible, the guides do not set down prescriptive standards, but provide recommendations regarding the fire safety risk assessment process, the reduction of risk and guidance on fire safety measures that can be implemented to mitigate risk. However, there is no obligation to adopt any particular solution in the guides if the outcomes of a fire safety risk assessment can be met in some other way.

Enforcing authorities are required to take into account the content of the guides to assist in determining whether enforcement action may be necessary, but in doing so they should have a flexible approach to enforcement.

Click on the title to access the guide and open or download a pdf version:

Non-residential Premises (Issued August 2017)

Care Homes (Revised February 2014)

Small Bed & Breakfast & Self-Catering Premises (Revised July 2010)

Small Premises Providing Sleeping Accommodation (Revised July 2010)

Medium & Large Premises Providing Sleeping Accommodation (Revised February 2008)

Healthcare Premises (Published January 2008)

Printed versions of the guides may be available via the public library network.