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Summary of Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order




To enable Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service to meet the changing needs of the community, we occasionally need 

to gather information on non domestic premises in the county.


If you only have responsibility for one area of a building e.g. a floor in a multi-occupied office block, then your 

responses should only refer to those areas you occupy.


This questionnaire will enable us to tailor our service to the business community in two critical areas, these being 

Fire Safety and Emergency Response.


The information you provide will enable us to do this, as well as allow us to provide our fire fighters with site 

specific Risk Information to assure their safety, should they attend a fire at your premises.


This information in conjunction with the emergency response information will enable us to review our 

operational preparedness and ensure all our services are effectively and efficiently provided throughout the county.


Fire Safety 

The fire safety law (The Regulatory Reform 'Fire Safety' Order) requires the 'Responsible Person' to carry out a 

suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the risks to which 'Relevant Persons' are exposed and identify the 

general fire precautions needed to comply with the new legislation.


As the 'Responsible Person' you are required to ensure compliance with the new Regulations. In order to assist you, 

we have enclosed a leaflet which gives further details of the definition of 'Responsible Person' and 'Relevant Persons'.


Questionnaires can be optained from the Ops Planning department at:


Operational Planning

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Carleton Avenue


CA10 2FA

01768 812547


It is important to note this questionnaire is not a Fire Risk Assessment, and is intended for use by ourselves to 

determine a preliminary risk level for your building, and to ensure safety of our crews.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your co-operation and assistance in completing the 



Yours Faithfully 



Chief Fire Officer/ Director Safer Stronger Communities. 

For further information about the Regulation Reform (Fire Safety) Order, please visit the Communities and Local Government website at the address below: