This site should only be used by those responsible for the fire safety management of residential high-rise premises. A high-rise residential building is defined as a building containing two or more sets of domestic premises and is at least 18 metres tall or has at least seven storeys
The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 that came in to effect on 23 January 2023 requires responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings to undertake monthly routine checks of specific fire safety equipment. The equipment covered by this requirement is:
- Lifts for use by firefighters or evacuation lifts
- Automatic door release mechanisms
- Evacuation alert systems
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Rising mains
- Smoke control systems
- Suppression systems
Where faults with any of this equipment are identified, the responsible person must take immediate steps to rectify the fault. If the fault cannot be rectified within 24 hours, then the fault must be reported to LFRS. If you have informed us of the fault, you must inform us once the fault has been rectified.
When a fault is reported, LFRS may contact the Responsible Person to assess the fault and impacts. It is important the Responsible Person reviews their fire risk assessment and fire safety strategy when a fault is identified to ensure risks are mitigated and residents informed.
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