New regulations for multi-occupied residential buildings

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

Responsible persons for multi-occupied residential buildings – are you prepared for the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 coming into force?

The rules introduce a raft of new requirements from Monday 23 January. 

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 when 72 people lost their lives, the regulations will make it a requirement in law for responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings to provide information to fire and rescue services to assist them in planning for and responding to a fire in their building.

This includes information about floor and building plans and external wall design as well as reporting faults or repairs with fire safety equipment.

A high-rise residential building is defined as a building containing two or more sets of domestic premises that is at least 18 metres tall or has at least seven storeys.

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