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Fire Safety policy

This policy describes the University's arrangements, including individual roles and responsibilities, for complying with fire safety legislation.

In workplaces, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - (FSO) is the principal legislation concerned with assuring life safety.

The Fire Safety Act (FSA) 2022, and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, have amended the FSO and introduced new duties in relation to the management of multi-occupied residential buildings. The Building Safety Act (BSA) 2022, and its subordinate regulations place duties on the owners and maintainers of high-risk residential accommodation.

Process fire safety risks chiefly fall within the scope of the Management of Health and Safety at Work and Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres regulations and the detailed University arrangements for these issues are covered in other Fire Safety Standards and guidance.

This policy was agreed at UHSC in December 2022. It is next due for review by end of December 2024.

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