On this page there is information to help you understand, prepare and submit:

  • Floor plans
  • Building plans
  • External wall design and construction records
  • Faults to fire safety equipment 
  • Repairs to fire safety equipment 

*Please note that for a fire alarm system, we consider a fault to be a fault on the system that prevents the whole installation performing as designed, this would not include a damaged, missing or faulty single detector where the remaining system continues to be fully operational.

If you have any questions relating to these processes, please first consult the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 information on gov.uk, the NFCC or the NFCC FAQ's.

If you still require support, please contact us on: Building.safety@westyorksfire.gov.uk

Design and materials of external walls

Regulation 5 fact sheet - Linked Here

Floor and Building Plans

Regulation 6 Fact Sheet - Linked Here

Building Faults

Regulation 7 Fact Sheet - Linked Here

The Code of Practice

For the provision of premises information boxes in residential buildings, with further guidance on the preparation and storage of plans, including examples of floor and building plans - Linked Here

Frequently asked question's (FAQ's)

High-rise Buildings

A high-rise residential building is defined as a building containing two or more sets of domestic premises that is at least 18 metres tall or has at least seven storeys.   

Fact sheet Regulation 7 - Linked here

Floor Plans

Regulation 6 of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 require responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings in England to share up-to-date plans of the building with the fire and rescue service. The plans will be used by operational fire-fighters during an incident and need to be clear, simple and easy to use.    

Floor plans must show the location of specific equipment as defined by the Regulations, clearly identifying and distinguishing between:

  • Passenger lifts 
  • Lift for use by firefighters 
  • Evacuation lifts 
  • Inlets / outlets for dry-rising mains 
  • Inlets / outlets for wet-rising mains 
  • Smoke control systems 
  • Suppression systems 

A plan will need to be prepared for each floor; where floors are identical it is permissible to prepare a single plan providing the floors to which the plans refer to are clearly indicated. However, it is the preference that each floor has a separate plan, regardless of layout, so that the individual flat numbers can be easily identified on each floor. 

Building Plans

A separate single page plan must be provided which shows the building and its immediate surroundings. The building plan will enable firefighters to orientate themselves upon arrival and must provide information on access and key firefighting both inside and outside the building.

The full list of information to be provided on the building plan is defined in the Regulations and includes all of the following:

  • The environs of the building
  • Details of the use of the building, for example for commercial or residential purposes
  • Access for fire and rescue appliances
  • The dimensions of the building
  • Information on the number of storeys of the building and the number of basement levels (if any)
  • Information regarding the presence of maisonettes or scissor section flats
  • Inlets for dry-rising mains
  • Inlets for wet-rising mains
  • The location of shut-off controls for any sprinklers
  • Access points for the building
  • The location of the secure information box
  • The location of the controls for any smoke control system
  • The location of any firefighting shaft
  • The location of main stairways in the building
  • The location of the controls for any evacuation alert system.

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