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Business Fire Safety

Our Business Fire Safety Department and specialist officers are committed to helping you understand the risks of fire and comply with relevant legislation.

The Department enforces the provisions of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a piece of legislation which applies to virtually any place other than domestic premises. The Fire Safety Order places the duty for ensuring a safe property with the Responsible Person for the premises. The Department has a programme for auditing all non-domestic premises within the Service area, based on the level of fire risk that each property presents.  The Department is also responsible for undertaking fire scene investigations to determine the origin, cause and development of certain categories of fires in accordance with section 45 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

Within this area of the site you will find a range of information and links to guidance which has been published in order to assist Responsible persons in complying with the legislation.​​​​​​​​​


​​The Fire Authority will ensure that all of its Fire Safety Officers are warranted in accordance with the Powers of Entry Code of Practice​ and The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Article 26, and are adequately trained and developed to fulfil the powers vested in them by virtue of Article 27.​​​​​ Fire Safety Officers are issued with formal identification contained in a bilingual warrant card which will be shown upon request. Examples of the warrant cards containing the following information are displayed below.

A digital photograph of the authorised person

Their name

Their Service number

The name of the Fire and Rescue Service

Their level of authorisation

A telephone contact number

The signature of the Chief Fire Officer authorising the warrant card

The unique reference number of the warrant card.


​​In accordance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Mid and West Wales Fire Authority is the enforcing authority for the majority of premises covered by the Fire Safety Order within the Authority’s area whilst Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety Department enforces general fire safety legislation on behalf of the Fire Authority.

Please click the image for a PDF Version​ of the structure.





Rob Williams


Craig Turner


Rob Bellerby

Powys (North)

Mike Evison

Powys (South)

Robert Luke​

Swansea Bay

Simon Hawkes​ /​