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Building Regulations and Fire Safety Procedural Guidance (Fourth edition)
Building Regulations and Fire Safety Procedural Guidance (Fourth edition)

Building Regulations and Fire Safety Procedural Guidance explains the steps involved in approving the fire safety aspects of building work, and the interaction between Building Regulations and other statutory fire safety requirements in England and Wales.

This guide has been prepared for:
  • designers
  • developers
  • occupiers
  • employers
  • fire and rescue authorities
  • building control bodies

If the procedures described in this guide are followed, developers and designers will be able to receive all the fire safety information relevant to Building Regulations and other statutory approvals, in time to avoid abortive

Owners and occupiers will also benefit, as this process will generate the basis of their fire safety management procedures and risk assessment. There should be no need for extra building work to be undertaken at the end of a building project and before the building can be occupied for its intended purpose.

Throughout this guide it is assumed that applicants are conversant with the technical aspects offire safety and its regulation, or that they employ professional advisors who have this knowledge. It is intended that all building control bodies and fire safety enforcement authorities should use the consultation procedures described in the guide as a model for arrangements they make, so that procedures will be similar through out England and Wales.

Further Information:
The Department of the Environment, the Welsh Office, the Home Office and the Deregulation Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry issued the first edition of this guide jointly in 1992. The third edition was published in September 2006 to provide guidance on changes brought about by the consolidation and reform of fire safety law by virtue of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This fourth edition incorporates amendments to address changes brought about by the Building and Approved Inspectors (Amendment) (No .2) Regulations 2006 
Published by
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Publication Date
August 2007
40 pages