Reporting defects and submitting building floor plans or external wall information

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.

All data sent to us will be saved securely and used in line with our data privacy notices.

External wall information

1. Building Identification

2. Timber Construction

3. Masonry Construction

If there are additional non-masonry external wall systems to report, then continue to section 4, otherwise go to section 5.

4. Alternative External Wall Systems

Although only presented once below, the questions in section 4 should be answered once for each different external wall system incorporated into the building design – i.e., section 4 may need to be repeated. This is to allow clear differentiation between multiple external wall systems and their associated risk.

Select the external facing material
Select material used for insulation

Consideration should be given to the combustibility of the external facing material, combustibility of any insulation, and any defects with the design and construction methods (e.g., issues with cavity barriers).

5. Wall Attachments and Features

Does the building include any of the following attachments - Select all that apply

6. Risk and Mitigation

What actions have been taken to mitigate the risk relating to the external wall?*

7. Person Completing Report

Fault reporting

What equipment does the fault relate to?

Fault rectification reporting

What type of equipment does this rectification report relate to?*

Submit building floor plans

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement from 23 January 2023 for responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings in England to draw up and share electronically up-to-date floor plans identifying the location of key firefighting equipment with their local fire and rescue services. A plan will need to be prepared for each floor, but where floors are identical only one plan needs to be produced.

The responsible person is also required to provide their local fire and rescue services with an additional single page building plan which should include the location of all key firefighting equipment. The plans should be simple, to assist quick and critical decisions taken by operational firefighters during an incident.

To submit your up-to-date floor plans, please email our team.