Fire and life safety
Fire and life safety covers the legislation and requirements relevant to the provision of fire and life safety within a building in England and Wales, outlining its application and enforcement, recognised levels of provision and means of achievement.
Buildings prior to occupation, occupied buildings (including those subject to alteration/extension) and buildings of historic or special interest are discussed. Other topics covered include maintenance/management arrangements, responsible persons, means of escape, consultation, automatic suppression and fire engineering.
See Latest news for the most recent updates to legislation related to fire and life safety. You should always look at legislation in full and check the government planning portal for possible exceptions in this complex area.
This section is maintained by Beryl Menzies of Menzies Partners Ltd.
Developing a global standard for fire reporting, RICS insight paper
- Combustible cladding: Australia and New Zealand
- Defects: complying with revised regulation
- Domestic fires: preventing fatalities
- Essential testing: building materials
- Exposé: missing cavity barriers
- Fire detection: a new standard
- Fire safety: a holistic approach
- Fire safety: key criteria
- Fire safety: material testing
- Fixtures and fittings: composition and risk
- Scottish building standards: fire safety
- Ventilation: reducing fire hazards
See also the related isurv section Building control.