HMO fire safety measures
The main requirement is that all occupants will be able to exit the HMO safely in the event of a fire. This will be achieved by a combination of the following measures:
- The prevention of fire spread and containment
- The provision of adequate means of escape
- Measures to ensure that all occupants receive early warning of fire
- Means of securing safe exit from the building
These principles should be applied to all types of HMOs, however the measures applied may vary according to the layout, number of floors and building design.
The fire precautions needed in HMOs will vary depending on the size, type and layout of the property. In drawing up this guide the Council has had regard to relevant legislation, government guidance, British Standards and other sources. However, because no two properties are the same, the following information should be used as a guide only, and it is recommended that owners and managers of HMOs seek advice from the Council before implementing any of the measures outlined.
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