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Home Office Fire Safety Guide Updates

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

The Home Office recently released three guidelines on fire safety in small blocks of flats, small paying-guest accommodations, small non-domestic premises, and a fire risk assessment checklist. The purpose of these guidelines and checklists is to assist in meeting the requirements of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and the Fire Safety Order.

Click the title to see the Home Office guidelines.

This document assists those persons who are responsible for fire safety in paying for guest accommodations that have simple layouts, limited fire risk, and a small number of bedrooms. This includes guest sleeping accommodations for short-term lets, such as small beds and breakfasts, guest houses, and self-catering accommodations.

'A guide to making your small block of flats safe from fire' includes recommendations for the common parts of small blocks of flats (limited to three storeys). The guidance provides recommendations on the building's structure, external wall and the doors between the flats and common parts.

This document provides recommendations for small non-domestic premises with simple layouts and low fire risk. It applies to small buildings with only a few fire hazards and a small number of workers, customers, and visitors.


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