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Written by

Josh Waterman

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 have come into force on 23 January 2023. The regulations have been implemented to improve fire safety in blocks of flats. Regulation 10 requires building owners and responsible persons to provide residents with information about the fire doors within a building.

The fire door information issued by the responsible person must include:

  • all fire doors are to be kept closed when not in use,
  • residents or their guests should not tamper with any self-closing devices, and
  • residents should immediately report any fault or damages to the fire doors to the responsible person.

The information must be given to all existing occupiers within 12 months of when the regulations commence and to all new occupiers as soon as reasonably practicable after that resident moves in.

Furthermore, the information must be given every 12 months as a refresher.

The above applies for all buildings with two or more domestic premised and communal areas.

The government has published guidance on the new regulations. Check your fire safety responsibilities under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 here.

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