This guide, prepared by the Scottish Government, is one in a series of guidance documents offering fire safety advice for different types of premises. It supersedes the February 2008 version of Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes. There are a substantial number of editorial changes in the revision aimed at improving dutyholders’ understanding of the guidance – these changes take account of the results of a public consultation on the content of the guidance.
This guide, prepared by the Scottish Government, offers fire safety advice in respect of certain existing premises with sleeping accommodation. It consolidates and supersedes a number of individual Scottish Government guides, and introduces a substantial number of editorial changes aimed at improving dutyholders’ understanding of the guidance.
There are a growing number of mobile home sites across Scotland, spread across 32 local authority areas. An increasing number of people, many of whom are elderly, live permanently in mobile homes or park homes. While many sites are well run, there is evidence that some site owners require guidance to enable compliance with the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are the enforcing authority for fire safety in all of caravan and camping sites to which this Guidance document pertains, where relevant.
This guide, prepared by the Scottish Government, offers fire safety advice in respect of existing non-residential premises. It consolidates and supersedes a number of individual Scottish Government guides, and introduces a substantial number of editorial changes in the revision aimed at improving dutyholders’ understanding.
This Guidance provides practical fire safety advice on how to prevent fires and reduce the risks from fires in high rise domestic buildings. It aims to assist the assessment of fire risk and the adequacy of existing fire safety measures. The focus is on communal areas and aspects of building design in private accommodation which could affect the safety of others. This Guidance applies only to Scotland and is not mandatory. Given building design varies no single guidance can provide specific solutions for all possible circumstances.
This guide has been produced to assist those who have responsibility for ensuring fire safety in healthcare premises in Scotland. The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended, introduced changes to fire safety law in Scotland and repealed previous fire safety legislation. Sections 53, 54 and 56 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 place a duty on employers, employees, managers, owners and others in relation to fire safety. The guide may also be