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Business Legislation and Responsibilities

This information pertains to the Building Safety Act 2022 and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, specifically as they apply to residential buildings. According to the legislation, the Responsible Person (RP), Accountable Person (AP) and the Principal Accountable Person (PAP) for such buildings are legally required to create and maintain certain essential documents.

The focus of these documents is on the provision of risk information.

This means that those responsible for fire safety as detailed within the relevant legislation, must identify fire hazards, remove or reduce those hazards and then put in place measures to mitigate the remaining risk.

Finally, they must also inform all relevant persons of the fire risks present and what procedures are in place to mitigate those risks, including the emergency procedures.

These relevant persons include residents, who should receive information about evacuation procedures in a format that's easy to comprehend.

The legislation also requires that the local Fire and Rescue Service be provided with current risk information electronically, in order to effectively plan and respond to emergencies.

The information we have provided below and on the linked pages, including videos and other material, will help you to fully comply with the requirements of the legislation. It is your responsibility to ensure you fully understand these requirements.

We recommend that those responsible for building fire safety make themselves familiar with the requirements of the legislation as actions to achieve compliance may differ between buildings, should you have any queries or require advice or clarification around anything related to fire safety, please do not hesitate to contact us.

High Rise Buildings

Under the Building Safety Act 2022 and its subordinate legislation, Accountable Persons (APs) and the Principal Accountable Person (PAP) for high-rise residential buildings are mandated to create and maintain essential documents.

Find out about the Information you are required to submit to the Fire and Rescue Authority in your area

Provision of Risk Information

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) require Responsible Persons(RP) to identify and inform anyone who needs to know about fire risk including

  • Providing fire risk information regarding evacuation procedures to residents in a format they will understand.
  • Giving the Fire and Rescue Service current risk details to help them plan and respond to emergencies.
    This means sharing floor plans, details about outside wall materials (if relevant), and any defective key equipment like fire lifts if they will be defective for more than 24 hours.
  • Providing information about fire safety management and building safety compliance measures to the Fire and Rescue Service

Find out about the Risk Information you a required to submit to East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Building Registration – Key Building Information

For those people yet to register their building with the Building Safety Regulator there is guidance on what to include in your key building information.

Relevant Legislation

Further Information