Fire Safety Law and Guidance - Scotland - Further Guidance

Fire Safety Law and Guidance - Scotland - Further Guidance
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Scottish Fire Safety Legislation

The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006

The Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (Tolerable Standard) (Extension of Criteria) Order 2019

The new requirements are for a house to have satisfactory fire detection alarms and carbon monoxide detection alarms.


Scottish Government Fire Safety Information

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

Fire and smoke alarms: changes to the law

What homeowners need to know about changes in legislation relating to fire and smoke alarms.

Fire and smoke alarms: tolerable standard guidance

Guidance relating to the tolerable standard on satisfactory fire detection and satisfactory carbon monoxide detection.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Guidance

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.

For Householders - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Your Safety

Additional Scottish Fire Safety Guidance and Information

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.

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.