For residents

The Fire Safety England Regulations introduced new legal requirements to ensure the safety of residents living in blocks of flats.

In all multi-occupied residential building the responsible person for fire safety must provide residents with relevant fire safety instructions. This information must be provided when a resident moves into the building on an annual basis. The instructions must include;

  • how to report a fire

  • a reminder of what the evacuation strategy is for that building

  • any other instruction that tells residents what they must do once a fire has occurred, based on the building’s evacuation strategy

We know that across the region there is a shared commitment to ensuring residents are safe but through feedback we understand that ensuring residents understand the fire safety arrangements in their buildings can be a challenge. To support you with the information you are already providing we have produced videos for residents which explain what to do if they have a fire in their flat and evacuation arrangements.

There are two versions of the videos;

Stay safe:


Last updated: Friday, 9 February 2024