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This strategy document has been created to help owners and managers of purpose-built blocks of flats understand what is required to make a temporary change from a Stay Put fire policy to a Simultaneous Evacuation strategy.
The buildings concerned are those that have a Stay Put policy as part of their original design, but are now considered to have considerable risk issues such as combustible external facades.
Our intention is to encourage the carrying out of a comprehensive risk assessment by a competent person to determine if making a change is the correct course of action. Guidance for choosing a competent person is available here. http://www.cfoa.org.uk/19532
The content of this white paper is based on a NFCC (National Fire Chiefs Council) document for premises in England and Wales: Guidance to support a temporary change to a Simultaneous Evacuation strategy in purpose-built blocks of flats.
We recommend that you read the NFCC guidance document in full and it is available to downloaded here https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/simultaneous-evacuation-guidance
Although this guidance is specific to high-rise residential properties, some of it can be applied to other buildings such as hotels or hospitals.
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