Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 have been introduced as an important step towards implementing the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report. The Regulations are being introduced under Article 24 of the Fire Safety Order and came into force on 23 January 2023.

Most of the requirements set out in the Regulations are imposed on the responsible person (RP).

The regulations require RPs in multi-occupied residential buildings to take specific actions, depending on the height of the building:  

  • some provisions apply regardless of height 

  • more are needed once a building reaches 11 metres, and  

  • further requirements are introduced when a building reaches 18 metres (or 7 storeys) or more.  

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The Regulations apply to England only. The Regulations can be found at on the UK Government website.  

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Where can I find out more information?

You can find out more by visiting the NFCC website.

View The Fire Safety Act and factsheets and guidance. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations can be found on the UK Government website.  

The Home Office has produced a series of fact sheets which provide more detailed information on what the Regulations mean in England: 

Information on how the Act applies within Wales can be found on the Welsh Government website

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Last updated: Monday 13 February 2023

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