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Fire safety in housing (PDF only)


Fire safety in housing (PDF only)


From our Practice Briefs series, this publication looks at the key issues around fire safety in social housing, the legal framework, risk assessments, working with fire and rescue services and residents, and tackling fire-related anti-social behaviour.

Following the Grenfell Tower fire we are making this publication freely available to all. Please visit our fire safety topic page to download this briefing free of charge.


What's inside

  • Why is fire safety an issue for housing?
  • Fire safety in housing: the legal framework and key guidance for housing providers
  • Carrying out a risk assessment
  • Working in partnership with fire and rescue services
  • Working in partnership with tenants, residents and communities
  • Tackling fire-related anti-social behaviour
  • The use of domestic sprinklers
  • Questions and answers from the CFOA, WMFS and CIH seminars
  • Glossary of key terms


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