Producing a Fire Plan - Building Regulations 2000: Fire Safety
Guidance on Fire Plans
This guidance is provided for the benefit of building designers who intend to submit a Full Plans Building Regulation application for proposed building work to a non domestic building. Domestic applications do NOT require submission of a Fire Plan.
The need for these plans arises when you are planning work on any premises to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies. This in practice is all buildings other than private dwelling houses.
In such circumstances you are required to provide two copies of Fire Plans to accompany your Full Plans Building Regulation application to show the fire safety strategy for the building.
The Fire Plans aid consultation between Building Control and the Fire Service, however all communications must be direct with Building Control. A non-domestic application is incomplete without them. Any incomplete Full Plans applications cannot be processed.
The following information is required on a Fire Plan:
- Means of escape routes and their protection, including position and type of fire doors
- Details of any "Passive" fire protection measures i.e. Fire Resistance,
- Compartmentation etc
- Access and facilities for the fire service
- Fire Fighting Equipment
- Emergency Lighting, Fire exit signs & other fire safety notices
- Details of any "Active" fire protection systems such as sprinklers, automatic detection, etc
- Details of any Fire Engineering solutions to ensure fire safety with in the building
- Dimensions of escape route widths and door openings.
Example of a Fire Plan