Fire Safety Guidance

Fire safety law and guidance published by the Government.

These documents are legally correct and contain accurate and informative information for all businesses.


Department for Communities and Local Government

These guides:

  • Tell businesses what they need to do to comply with fire safety law
  • Help businesses carry out a fire risk assessment
  • Help businesses identify the general fire precautions they need to have in place

Making your premises safe from fire

Do you have paying guests?

Fire Safety Risk Assessments for specific types of businesses

5-step checklist

Offices and shops

Factories and warehouses

Healthcare premises

Residential care premises

Means of escape for disabled people

Educational premises

Theatres, cinemas and similar premises

Open-air events and venues

Large places of assembly

Small and medium places of assembly

Sleeping accommodation

Animal premises and stables

Transport premises and facilities


Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing

Produced by the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS)

Fire safety in purpose-built flats

Produced by the Local Government Group

Fire safety in construction

Produced by the Health and Safety Executive