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Equality Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessment

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781788519670

EQIA on Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation-

Executive Summary

The guidance offers fire safety advice in respect of certain existing premises

with sleeping accommodation for those with responsibility for fire safety in

such premises under the terms of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005. The guidance

consolidates and supersedes a number of existing individual Scottish

Government guides. It does not seek to impose major new standards, nor is it

intended to impose more onerous benchmarks.

The guidance does not prescribe any particular measures to be put in place

and, whilst it may make recommendations which have financial impacts on

businesses, these are not new and they are advisory, not statutory.

Improving the accessibility of the guidance will provide owners with more

clarity on their responsibilities, which should in turn lead to the guidance being

followed more consistently.

Following publication of this guidance it would continue to remain unlawful for

owners to discriminate against people with protected characteristics.