FIRE SAFETY IN BLOCKS OF FLATS

Up until recently, the requirements surrounding fire safety have been confusing for those responsible for a building’s fire safety however the Local Government Group has finally published a guide specifically relating to fire safety in blocks of flats. 

This guide provides long awaited clarity to those who are responsible for carrying out the fire risk assessments in the common areas. The range of topics also include “stay put” policies, alarm systems, requirements of a fire risk assessment and the law relating to fire safety in blocks of flats.  The guide can be downloaded from www.local.gov.uk/fire-safety-guidance