Fire safety management in 2024: what you need to know 


  • Building safety

04 April 2024


Ensure you’re up to date with the latest industry best practice by downloading our newly updated Fire safety management good practice guide (GPG), released today. 

Providing core good practice in line with statutory guidance and signposting for professionals across workplace and facilities management (WFM), those with Responsible Persons duties and those acting on behalf of Responsible Persons, this guidance sets out the key requirements for managing fire safety in England in places where the Regulatory (Reform) Fire Safety Order 2005 applies.  

The 2022 update, published in partnership with PlanRadar, provided a complete overhaul of the previous IWFM guidance, taking account of the requirements of the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and the Building Safety Act 2022, while also providing guidance on the legislation, relevant to fire safety, that is in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

This first revision of the 2022 version updates the guidance to reflect the changes introduced by the commencement of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 which has revised Articles 5, 9, 11, 22, 29, 32 and 50 of the Regulatory (Reform) Fire Safety Order 2005.  

It also considers the revised status of certain guidance documents that have or will be introduced in accordance with Article 50 of the Regulatory (Reform) Fire Safety Order 2005. 

Sofie Hooper, Head of Policy at IWFM, commented: ‘As the professional body for workplace and facilities managers, it is important that we help the community to understand, promote and act on fire safety according to best practice. We work towards upskilling professionals and promoting good practice at every career stage, so this new and updated GPG serves as an actionable resource in meeting the requirements of key fire safety regulatory changes and their practical implications. 

‘For professionals, I’d draw attention to changes such as The Building (Registered Building Control Approvers etc.) (England) Regulations 2024 and the introduction of BS 8674 (due to come into effect in late 2024 or early 2025). By knowing what these regulatory changes entail, WFM professionals will be better able to keep building occupants safe from fire risks, which can result in dire outcomes if not properly managed.’ 

Download IWFM’s newly updated fire safety good practice guide by clicking below. 

03 April 2024

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