All existing fire safety legislation has been centralised into one regulation by Parliament.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
This regulation began on the 1st October 2006 and applies to all premises with the exception of single private dwellings. All Premises where members of the public have access e.g. Restaurants, Hotels, Public Houses, Clubs, Offices, Factories, Hospitals, Schools, Colleges, Rest Homes, Nursing Homes and Retail Shops will have to comply with this order.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 superseded the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999) and the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

Where persons are employed to work, you are required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to carry out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment which is ‘suitable and sufficient’. Where there are 5 or more employees and/or your premises are licensed, the findings of the Fire Safety Risk Assessment must be recorded in writing. The responsibility for complying with the Order rests with the ‘Responsible Person’, this could be the employer, occupier, owner or other persons who may have control of any part of the premises. The Responsible Person is required by legislation to carry out an assessment of the Fire risks to occupants of the building and other people in the vicinity of the buildings, to ensure that these people are safe from fire and its effects.

The Responsible Person may appoint one or more ‘Competent Persons’. A competent Person is someone with sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to be able to implement the Fire Safety measures properly. The Local Authority Fire Brigade will be the enforcing authority for these regulations and failure to comply could result in legal action. RB Fire Safety Services Ltd can act as your Competent Person and carry out comprehensive surveys of your premises and prepare suitable and sufficient Fire Safety Risk Assessments documents.

Third party accreditation
To assure you of our competence, Rob Barlow is registered as a life risk assesor with The Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Register of Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors under South West and South East Regions. http://www.ife.org.uk/frr/.
He had to demonstrate competence to the IFE, which is based on objective criteria including examination of samples of the Fire Safety Risk Assessments he has produced.