High Rise Flats: Safety Measures

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department’s strategy is for communicating updated building safety guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council to leaseholders and tenants living in high-rise properties.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We work closely with the Home Office and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) on all aspects of building safety. The NFCC publish a full range of guidance on their website. The NFCC has engaged directly with leaseholders on building safety, including on the development of their revised guidance on simultaneous evacuation.

In addition, the Department regularly meets with leaseholders and others with an interest in building safety. We also host a page on the gov.uk website: Fire safety of your building: advice for tenants and residents - which provides a link to NFCC advice on high rise safety for residents.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-of-your-building-advice-for-tenants-and-residents .

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