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C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd awarded Home Office contract focused on guidance provision
24 January 2022
C. S. TODD & Associates Ltd has been commissioned by the Home Office to produce new guides – and also update existing guidance documents – as part of the latter’s programme to revise and update guidance notes relating to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The guidance, which is Tranche 3 of the programme, will be needed before commencing the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order provisions in the Building Safety Bill.
New guides to be produced include the following:
*a brief explainer on fire doors that captures any regulatory changes
*a summary of the sanctions available for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
*an implementation guide for the primary fire safety changes planned through the Building Safety Bill
*a comprehensive overarching fire risk assessment guide
*an overlap guide explaining the difference between a ‘Responsible Person’ and an ‘Accountable Person’ under the Building Safety Bill
As part of this work, C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd will also rationalise and update all of the premises-specific guides on GOV.UK as well as the guidance on Specialised Housing and Means of Escape for Disabled People.
Further, the company will update all of the guides published in Tranche 2 to make sure they include the fire safety changes made through the Building Safety Bill.
Commenting on this news, Colin Todd (managing director of C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd) informed Fire Safety Matters: “We are delighted to have been awarded this further contract by the Home Office. Our aim is to produce accessible guides which provide clear and detailed guidance for the ‘Responsible Person’, the fire risk assessor or the enforcing authority on how to discharge their duties.”
C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd is now inviting “high-level comment” (rather than granular detail) on the issues experienced with the existing guides, potential areas for improvement and any omissions in existing guidance. Interested parties should submit their comments via e-mail to: email@example.com