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C.S.Todd & Associates Limited (CSTA) has been awarded a contract by the Home Office to produce new fire safety guidance and update existing guides as part of a wider overhaul of guidance which supports the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The four existing guides to be updated are:
   A Short Guide to Making your Premises Safe from Fire;
   Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats.
   Fire Safety Risk Assessment Checklist;
  Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Guidance Note no.1.

In addition to ensuring the guides are consistent with any amendments via the Fire Safety Bill and any secondary legislation implementing the Grenfell Phase 1 report recommendations, CSTA are tasked with improving the guides.

If you are familiar with any of the above documents and would like to provide brief details of how you think they can be improved or any issues that you have with any of the guides, particularly the first two in the above list, CSTA would welcome your views. At this stage, all that is required is high level comment, rather than great detail, as there will be extensive stakeholder consultation when the drafts are available.

Please submit your comments via consultation@cstodd.co.uk Ideally, by the end of September, but by end of October at the latest.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 12:27:53 AM by colin todd »
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Re: Home Office revision of guidance that supports the Fire Safety Order
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 08:33:26 PM »
Do you know if the wider suite of DCLG guides is going to be reviewed?
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Re: Home Office revision of guidance that supports the Fire Safety Order
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 09:17:14 PM »
Tony, There are three tranches of work. The first tranche is some basic updating of stuff to take changes in legislation into account. We are doing tranche 2 for them, which is revision of the 4 docs to which i referred above. We are also preparing two brand new guides. One will be a comprehensive but easily readable guide for the RP on their duties under the FSO as it will be amended by the new Fire Safety Bill and the proposed new secondary legislation that will address the Grenfell Phase 1 recs.

A further tranche 3 will ultimately involve revision of the old CLG guides.
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Re: Home Office revision of guidance that supports the Fire Safety Order
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 06:20:25 PM »
Thanks for the info, I look forward to reading them if they are in the same vein as the previous guides your company has helped compile.
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