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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.