A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship.
Fire safety protection in Places of Worship falls under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This is in place to protect all users of the building from fire and the effects of fire. The law is enforced by the Fire and Rescue Services, who have the power to prosecute individuals for non-compliance. Offenders can expect criminal sanctions including fines and even imprisonment. In order to avoid any such action, it is imperative to undertake a Fire Risk Assessment by a competent professional.