Fire safety in purpose-built flats

This document was commissioned by the Government and was written by experts in the field of fire safety. It was published in July 2011.

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The LGA is no longer hosting this guide as changes in government policy and regulation mean that it is now out of date. 

The Government is currently producing a new version which we anticipate will be available later this year. 

The following documents may be of use to those with responsibility for fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats:

Approved Document B – building regulations guidance

MHCLG Consolidated Advice note of January 2020

National Fire Chief Council's guidance on simultaneous evacuation

Government response to Home office consultation on Fire Safety

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