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Fire Scotland Act 2005 Scottish Fire Safety Legislation Law

Previous fire safety legislation law in Scotland has been replaced primarily by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended, and by the secondary regulations made under that Act known as the Fire safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. Domestic premises do not generally fall within the scope of this Act, but there are exceptions which include those requiring a licence under the Houses in Multiple Occupation mandatory licensing scheme, and care home premises. However, the legislation does require any equipment or facilities provided for the protection or use of fire-fighters and located in common areas of private dwellings to be maintained. The Scottish Government has produced practical information on Sector Specific Guidance to advise those with responsibilities under Part 3 Section 53 & 54 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended, and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

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