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Business safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1 October 2006 and applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

In the vast majority of cases the local Fire Authority is the enforcing body for this legislation.

The former county of Humberside, comprises of the four Unitary Authority areas of:

  • Kingston-upon-Hull
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has a Fire Safety Inspection team in each area, who carry out inspections and offer advice to persons responsible for premises which fall under the Fire Safety Order. Each team also carries out a variety of consultations with different authorities and companies. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Building Control Bodies (Local Authority and approved inspectors) *Local Authority Licensing (Alcohol, Marriage & Gambling) *Local Authority Housing (House in multiple occupation, flats) *Local Authority Planning (Town and Country Planning applications)

We also work closely with other enforcing authorities such as:

*Humberside Police *Health & Safety (Local Authority and the Health & Safety Executive) *UK Border Agency

If you cannot find the information you require by following the links on the right, then you should visit the contacts page and speak to your local office who will be able to assist you.