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   GB, UK & European :
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Scotland :
   Fire Safety Reg’s
   Fire (Scotland) Act
   Smoking Act

New Legislation

Drastic changes to the regulatory regime for fire safety took effect from 1st October 2006 resulting in by far the vast majority of fire safety legislation now being contained only in:

This drastically reduces the legislative burden because, as a result, over 100 separate pieces of legislation that applied prior to the review have been amended, repealed or revoked

Amended/Repealed Legislation Summary

This is a summary of the key pieces of legislation that have all been repealed or amended (together with associated amendments and orders) by the above new legislation:

  • Fire Precautions Act 1971
  • The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
  • Health And Safety At Work etc. Act 1974
  • Smoke Detectors Act 1991
  • The Factories Act 1948, 1959, 1961 and The Factories Act 1961 etc. (Repeals) Regulations 1976
  • Fire Safety And Safety Of Places Of Sport Act 1987
  • Safety Of Sports Grounds Act 1975
  • Gaming Act 1968 and Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982
  • Licensing Act 1961, Licensing Act 1964, Licensing Act 1988, Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983
  • Fire Certificate (Special Premises) Regulations 1976
Legislation Amended/Repealed by the Fire Safety Order - Full List

Below is the full list taken from the CLG’s document “A consultation document on the reform of fire safety legislation”, formerly available online, but seemingly withdrawn from online publication:
  • Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000
  • Building Act 1984
  • Building Regulations 2000
  • Capital Allowances Act 1990
  • Caravan Sites And Control Of Development Act 1960
  • Charities Act 1993
  • Children And Young Persons Act 1933
  • Children’s Home (Wales) Regulations 2002
  • Children’s Homes Regulations 2001
  • Cinemas Act 1985
  • Cinematograph (Amendment) Act 1982
  • Cinematograph (Children)(No 2) Regulation 1955, 1958, 1965 And (Amendment) Regulations 1976, 1982 A, the
  • Cinematograph (Safety) Regulations 1955, the
  • Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 1994, the
  • Construction (Health, Safety And Welfare) Regulations 1996, the
  • Control Of Major Accident Hazards Regulations, the
  • Dangerous Substances In Harbour Areas Regulations 1987, the
  • Docks Regulations 1988, the
  • Education (Particulars Of Independent Schools) Regulations 1997
  • Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981
  • Education (Schools And Further Education) (Amendment) Regulations 1983, 1987, 1988 & 1998
  • Education (Schools And Further Education) Regulations 1981
  • Education Act 1944, Education Act 1980, Education Act 1981
  • Education Act 1996
  • Environment And Safety Information Act 1988
  • Environment And Safety Information Act 1988
  • Factories Act 1948, 1959, 1961, the
  • Factories Act 1961 etc. (Repeals) Regulations 1976, the
  • Finance Act 1975
  • Fire Certificate (Special Premises) Regulations 1976
  • Fire Precautions (Application For Certificate) Regulations 1989
  • Fire Precautions (Factories, Offices, Shops And Railway Premises) Order 1989
  • Fire Precautions (Hotels And Boarding Houses) Order 1972
  • Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) (Amendment) Regulations 1994
  • Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989
  • Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, the
  • Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, the
  • Fire Precautions Act 1971
  • Fire Safety And Safety Of Places Of Sport Act 1987
  • Fire Services Act 1947, Fire Services Act 1951, Fire Services Act 1959
  • Fires Prevention (Metropolis) Act 1774
  • Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982
  • Gaming Act 1968
  • Health And Safety (Consultation With Employees) Regulations 1996, the
  • Health And Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1989, the
  • Health And Safety At Work etc. Act 1974
  • Housing Act 1985, 1996 And Subordinate Legislation
  • Landlord And Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Act 1941
  • Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983
  • Licensing Act 1961, Licensing Act 1964, Licensing Act 1988
  • Licensing Act 1988
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
  • Local Government, Planning And Land Act 1980
  • London Building Act 1930
  • London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939
  • London Local Authorities Act 1991, London Local Authorities Act 1995
  • London Local Authorities Act 1996
  • Management Of Health And Safety At Work Regulations 1999
  • Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995, the
  • Mines And Quarries Act 1954
  • Mines Miscellaneous Health And Safety Provisions Regulations 1995
  • National Health Service And Community Care Act 1990
  • National Health Service And Community Care Act 1990 (Commencement No.1) Order 1990
  • Pet Animals Act 1951
  • Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 1994, the
  • Safety Of Sports Grounds Act 1975
  • Safety Representatives And Safety Committees Regulations 1977, the
  • Smoke Detectors Act 1991
  • Theatres Act 1968
  • Work In Compressed Air Regulations 1996, the
  • Zoo Licensing Act 1981
  • Local Act: Berkshire Act 1986
  • Local Act: Bournemouth Borough Act 1985
  • Local Act: Cheshire County Council Act 1980
  • Local Act: Clwyd County Council Act 1985
  • Local Act: County of Cleveland Act 1987
  • Local Act: County of Kent Act 1981
  • Local Act: County of Lancashire Act 1984
  • Local Act: County of South Glamorgan Act 1976
  • Local Act: Cumbria Act 1982
  • Local Act: Derbyshire Act 1981
  • Local Act: Dyfed Act 1987
  • Local Act: East Sussex Act 1981
  • Local Act: Essex Act 1952
  • Local Act: Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1986
  • Local Act: Greater Manchester Act 1981
  • Local Act: Hampshire Act 1983
  • Local Act: Isle of Wight Act 1980
  • Local Act: Leicestershire Act 1985
  • Local Act: Merseyside Act 1980
  • Local Act: Poole Borough Council Act 1986
  • Local Act: South Yorkshire Act 1980
  • Local Act: Staffordshire Act 1983
  • Local Act: Surrey Act 1985
  • Local Act: Tyne & Wear Act 1976
  • Local Act: West Midlands County Council Act 1980
  • Local Act: West Yorkshire Act 1980
  • Local Act: Worcester City Council Act 1985
Legislation Amended/Repealed by the New Scottish Law - Full List

Below is the full list from the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005:
  • The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • The Civil Defence Act 1948
  • The Control of Pollution Act 1974
  • The Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995
  • The Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005
  • The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • The Fire Services Act 1947
  • The Fire Services Act 1959
  • The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
  • The Gas Act 1965
  • The Housing (Scotland) Act 1987
  • The Housing (Scotland) Act 1988
  • The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001
  • The Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976
  • The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
  • The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
  • The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975
  • The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994
  • The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994
  • The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003
  • The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003
  • The Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980
  • The Merchant Shipping Act 1995
  • The Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997
  • The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
  • The Pipe-lines Act 1962
  • The Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Act 2001
  • The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
  • The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984
  • The Scottish Borders Council (Jim Clark Memorial Rally) Order Confirmation Act 1996
  • The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002
  • The Strathclyde Regional Council Order Confirmation Act 1991
  • The Tay Road Bridge Order Confirmation Act 1991
  • The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1959
  • The Transport Act 1968
  • The Water (Scotland) Act 1980
  • The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002





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