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Analysis of Responses

Analysis of Responses

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781788519663

Analysis of Responses on Consultation on the Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation

Executive Summary

In 2015, the Regulatory Review Group (RRG) reviewed Part 3 of the Fire

(Scotland) Act 2005, considering its operation, implementation and


The review looked at the development of the legislation through to its

implementation and in particular whether it had delivered what it set out to

achieve efficiently and effectively, had respected the principles of better

regulation, and had had any unintended consequences.

The review also looked to identify areas of best practice as well as areas for

improvement which could inform future legislative processes in the promotion

of better regulation.

A report on its findings, and including a number of recommendations was

published on 1 December 2015


The report makes 12 recommendations, all of which are for either SFRS

and/or the Scottish Government. Two of these related to the sector specific


? Sector specific guidance which has been issued in support of Part 3 of

the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 should be reviewed.

? The Scottish Government should work with SFRS to put in place a

programme to review and transpose the