This topic covers the fire safety evacuation arrangements that will be required in a general practice building to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales and equivalent legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Fire safety training and the running of fire drills are also covered by this topic.

Detailed information on fire prevention and on conducting a fire risk assessment can be found in the Fire Safety: Risk Assessment and Prevention topic.

Details about the design of practice buildings can be found in the topic on Fire Safety Building Design.

Details about fire-fighting equipment, alarms and detection systems can be found in the topic on Fire Extinguishers, Detection and Alarm Systems.

Related information can be found in the topics on Health and Safety Policy and Risk Assessment.

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