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Small Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering Premises

Small Bed & Breakfast & Self-Catering Premises

This document provides guidance for proprietors of certain small self-catering and bed and breakfast (B&B) properties who have duties under Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended. This dedicated guide for small self-catering and B&B premises supersedes the use of other guidance for these premises. It is designed to help proprietors understand steps that they should be taking to meet their legal obligations.

In general, Part 3 of the 2005 Act and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 seek to ensure the safety of persons (whether residents, visitors, employees or others), in the event of a fire, by setting out the responsibilities of persons for fire safety. Anyone who has control to any extent of the premises will have some responsibilities for ensuring that those occupying the premises are safe from harm caused by fire.

It is acknowledged that relative to other 'sleeping risk' premises, the risk from fire to persons in well managed small B&B and self-catering premises is likely to be relatively low. The guide can be accessed by clicking on the link below.