Fire Strategy Development
If you’re in the process of renovating or changing the use of an existing building, or creating new premises, the chances are you’ll be under pressure to create a comprehensive fire strategy. Fire strategy development is essential for gaining building regulations approval for any new building, and any building that’s being renovated or having its primary use changed.
The fire strategy will typically focus on issues such as:
• Evacuation routes.
• Fire rating of walls, doors, floors and structures.
• External fire spread issues.
• Facilities for the fire brigade.
Fire strategies can also cover the construction process, showing how the standards of fire safety are to be maintained throughout all stages of the construction. This is particularly important when the work is being carried out while parts of the building are occupied.
Fire Risk Management Associates (FRMA)’s team of fire engineers are experts in the preparation of fire strategy reports for all types of buildings. FRMA can explore all of the issues and relevant legislation involved to help smooth the planning and/or construction process. As a minimum, FRMA fire strategies will cover prevention and prescriptive regulatory requirements such as Approved Document B, BS 9999 (2017), BS7974 or NFPA 101.