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Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

New Fire Safety Regulation 2022 come into force on 23 January 2023 and include changes for high-rise residential buildings (a multi-occupied residential building at least 18 metres in height or 7 or more storeys and multi-occupied residential buildings over 11 metres in height.


Obligation under the new Fire Safety Regulation 2022 for the Responsible Person for:

1. High-rise residential buildings (a multi-occupied residential building at least 18 metres in height or 7 or more storeys):

  • share electronically with their local fire and rescue service (FRS) information about the building’s external wall system and provide the FRS with electronic copies of floor plans and building plans for the building

  • keep hard copies of the building’s floor plans, in addition to a single page orientation plan of the building, and the name and UK contact details of the responsible person in a secure information box which is accessible by firefighters

  • install wayfinding signage in all high-rise buildings which is visible in low light conditions

  • establish a minimum of monthly checks on lifts which are for the use of firefighters in high-rise residential buildings and on essential pieces of firefighting equipment

  • inform the FRS if a lift used by firefighters or one of the pieces of firefighting equipment is out of order for longer than 24 hours

2. Multi-occupied residential buildings over 11 metres in height

The Responsible Person must:

  • undertake quarterly checks on all communal fire doors and annual checks on flat entrance doors

3. In all multi-occupied residential buildings:

  • provide residents with relevant fire safety instructions and information about the importance of fire doors

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