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Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats

This guide aims to ensure adequate fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats. It offers practical advice on how to assess the risk from fire and how to manage fire safety in such buildings. The document also includes case studies based on the commonly found issues in blocks of flats, with suggested fire safety solutions.

The guide will help landlords, managing agents, enforcing officers and those undertaking fire risk assessments to understand the legislative requirements relating to blocks of flats and to apply them in a consistent and reasonable manner

This guide is particularly aimed at those who manage, give advice on and enforce standards in purpose-built blocks of flats. This specifically includes those undertaking fire risk assessments of such buildings, typically:

  • private sector housing providers (landlords)
  • social housing providers
  • residents management companies
  • Right to Manage companies
  • managing agents or facility managers
  • enforcement officers in local housing authorities 4 Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats
  • enforcement officers in fire and rescue authorities
  • advice agencies
  • consultants and contractors carrying out fire risk assessments.

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