Useful links and information regarding Scottish fire safety
Please see below for useful links and information regarding Scottish fire safety*
The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Fire and rescue – Policy
This website replaces the GOV.SCOT FireLaw information previously available.
Fire and rescue – Latest information (including news, publications, consultation papers, research and analysis)
Non-domestic fire safety (including information for fire risk assessment, existing non-residential premises, premises with sleeping accommodation, care homes, evacuation of disabled people from buildings and new buildings).
Home fire safety
For Businesses - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Your Duties
For Businesses – Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Fire Risk Assessment
“Competence of an individual assessor can be verified by selecting the assessor from a list of competent fire risk assessors maintained by a professional body or a UKAS accredited third party certification body. Companies, including sole traders, can also be third party certificated under appropriate schemes operated by certification bodies that have, themselves, been UKAS accredited as competent to certificate against such schemes. The benefit of company certification is that the certification body monitors the quality of the certificated company’s work and confirms that there is a system for management of quality within the certificated company.”
BAFE SP205 Registered Companies are listed as a source of UKAS accredited third party certificated competent fire risk assessors within this information. The BAFE SP205 Scheme covers Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment. All other information regarding registers can be found within the information linked above.
For Householders - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Your Safety
Fire and smoke alarms: changes to the law
What homeowners need to know about changes in legislation relating to fire and smoke alarms.
SELECT helps consumers understand new alarm regulations
"SELECT has launched an essential guide to help the public understand new regulations about smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms.
Under the new laws, all homes in Scotland must have an effective interlinked warning system in place by 1 February 2021." - select.org.uk
This guide can be downloaded via the SELECT website.
SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.
Live investigations of false fire alarms (BRE Briefing Paper) – Multi-stakeholder UFAS (Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals) study including BAFE.
This research project aimed to identify the fundamental causes of false fire alarms, utilising a fire alarm industry expert to investigate false alarms as they occurred in the field in the greater Glasgow area.
Related: SFRS part of multi-stakeholder study into cause of false fire alarms
This piece of work aims to reduce the number of unwanted false alarm signals across the UK.
*External links have been selected and reviewed as appropriate when the page was published/updated. BAFE is not responsible for the content of external websites and links/content may be changed without BAFE’s knowledge.
Legal obligations nationwide require the appointed responsible person for fire safety for commercial/non-domestic premises to have adequate fire protection.