Building Regulation 38 is a requirement to provide fire safety information for the completed building over to the responsible person/occupier. It is information that contains all necessary details on fire safety installations and performance requirements of the building in order to allow it to function and be occupied ‘safely’. Trenton Fire may assist in the interpretation of the required documents needed and advise on the expected inclusions within such a package of information.
A large and important part of the fire safety information package is the fire strategy and the first fire risk assessment (FRA) for the property. The FRA is a requirement for most buildings under the legislation of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, it will use the fire strategy for the building as its primary building understanding ‘tool’. Trenton Fire are able to prepare fire strategy documents and also the initial FRA, but we may also provide discussion and interpretation of the fire strategy if needed. If the building is an existing structure, and the new owner requires confirmation of occupation limits, Trenton Fire may assess the building for Means of Escape, using the existing fire strategy information or, if not available, be independent of the fire strategy and use the limitations of the base building (which may require us to carry out a survey of exit widths and provision), to prepare a full evacuation strategy. This would then form an integral part of the FRA and provide the client with a complete understanding of how their property may be occupied.