Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 The Act details the duties of the Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland which includes the promotion of community safety as well as responding to emergencies.


The Act also specifies who has responsibility for fire safety in non-domestic premises in Scotland. Details of requirements with regard to Fire Risk Assessments and fire safety measures are set out in the regulations. Later amendments have been made to the Act and several statutory instruments made under the Act.


An overview of Part 3 of the Act and associated subordinate legislation including the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and a fire safety guidence booklet can be viewed via the links below. Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 Fire Safety Guidance Booklet.


The Fire Safety Order requires that employers designate a 'responsible person' to carry out fire risk assessments that include; the safety of employees and visitors to the site, fire fighter safety when entering the site during or following an incident, protection of property, employees' job security and environmental impact.