New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales will come into force on 1 October 2006, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1541, ISBN 0110729455). This is one of a series of 11 publications which set out recommendations and guidance on how to carry out a fire risk assessment and how to identify general fire precautions required (including fire detection and warning systems, firefighting equipment, escape routes, signs and training). This guide is intended for all employers, head teachers, governors, vice-chancellors occupiers and owners of educational premises, including schools and colleges, universities and adult education centres, Sunday schools, and after-school clubs, cráches, outdoor education centres and music schools. Other guides in the series covers premises providing sleeping accommodation (ISBN 1851128174), small and medium places of assembly (ISBN 1851128204), large places of assembly (ISBN 1851128212) and residential care premises (ISBN 1851128182).