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Fire safety in purpose built flats

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in conjunction with the National Fire Chiefs Council, has produced guidance for those who manage, give advice on and enforce standards in purpose-built blocks of flats.

This document offers practical advice on how to assess the risk from fire and how to manage fire safety in these buildings. There are also case studies based on the commonly found issues in blocks of flats, with suggested fire safety solutions.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service's evacuation strategy, including the 'Stay Put' policy, also provides further information.