Support for Councils and Clerks

Free Electrical Fire Safety Events Being Held By Norfolk Fire And Rescue Service

Three electrical fire safety events will be held at different locations in the county next week, delivered by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Members of the public are invited to bring along their electric blankets and portable heaters to be tested and will also be able to speak to the fire service about fire safety in the home.

Fire Safety And Building Safety – New Legal Requirements

Parish and Town Councils need to be aware, there’s been some important changes in fire safety legislation recently following the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2023. From 1 October 2023 the new legislation amends the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and introduces a series of new fire safety requirements.

Fire Safety Legislation Changes

Essential changes in fire safety legislation came into effect on 1 October 2023 and affect the duties of the responsible person in residential and non-residential premises. Find out how these changes could affect local councils.