New: Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 – Are you affected?

Posted on 26 January 2023

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into force on 23rd January 2023 for all multi-occupied residential buildings (with two or more sets of domestic premises). The regulations are intended to improve fire safety in these buildings and to reduce the risk of fire and injury to occupants.

Are you affected?

The new regulations affect most residential buildings in England, introducing new legal requirements which can be enforced if not complied with. This includes blocks of flats and HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupation).

All residential buildings with 2 or more domestic premises must:

  • Provide information to residents regarding fire safety procedures and fire doors

Residential buildings above 11m in height must:

  • Carry out quarterly checks on fire doors in common areas
  • Carry out annual checks on flat front doors

In addition to the above, residential buildings above 18m in height must also:

  • Provide a secure premises information box
  • Assess the design and materials of external walls
  • Provide electronic floor and buildings plans including key fire safety equipment
  • Install wayfinding signage to clearly identify floor and flat numbers

What do I need to do to comply with the new residential fire safety regulations?

The UK Government have issued new fact sheets and guidance documents to help you prepare for these changes, to assist landlords, dutyholders and management companies to implement the appropriate measures. Find out more here:

Learn more about how Pyro Fire Services can help you stay ahead of the changing requirements by contacting a member of the team today – contact us

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