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Home Office set to update several key guidance documents focused on fire safety

17 September 2020

C.S.TODD & Associates Limited has been awarded a contract by the Home Office to produce new fire safety guidance and update existing guides as part of a wider overhaul of guidance which supports the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The existing guides to be updated are ‘A Short Guide to Making Your Premises Safe from Fire’, ‘Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats’, the ‘Fire Safety Risk Assessment Checklist’ and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Guidance Note No1.

In addition to ensuring that the guides are consistent with any amendments via the Fire Safety Bill and any secondary legislation implementing the Grenfell Tower Phase 1 report’s recommendations, C.S.Todd & Associates Limited is tasked with improving the guides.

If you are familiar with any of the above documents and would like to provide brief details of how you think they can be improved or any issues that you have with any of the guides, particularly the first two in the above list, then C.S.Todd & Associates Limited would welcome your views.

At this stage, all that’s required is high level comment rather than submissions of great detail as there will be extensive stakeholder consultation when the drafts are available.

*Submit your comments via consultation@cstodd.co.uk by the end of October at the latest