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Sleeping accommodation

B&B's, guest houses, Air B N B's and or renting a flat, sleeping accommodation comes in all different sizes. 

Sleeping accommodation 

This fire safety guide gives advice about sleeping accommodation for staff, common areas for residents and sleeping, dining or other accommodation for guests/residents including:

 

  • the common areas of houses in multiple occupation
  • the common areas of flats and maisonettes
  • the common areas of sheltered accommodation where care is not provided
  • bed and breakfasts, guest houses, holiday chalets, holiday flat complexes, camping, caravan and holiday parks (other than privately owned individual units)
  • areas in work places where staff ‘sleeping in’ is a condition of the employment or a business requirement as in licensed premises or hotels

 

This guide is not intended for: domestic premises, hospitals, residential care and nursing homes and prisons and other establishments where people are in lawful custody


Hospitality Industry 

This fire safety guide seeks to address specific difficulties that the hospitality industry, specifically bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self catering properties, have faced in understanding the new rules on fire safety.

It is designed to encourage compliance, by giving the owners of these businesses practical advice on reducing fire risks in their establishments.

It explains the risk assessment process, sets out sources of further advice and guidance and offers some practical information for owners on what may represent appropriate and proportionate fire safety measures in these types of premises.


Air B N B

This fire safety guide seeks to address specific difficulties that the hospitality industry, specifically bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self catering properties, have faced in understanding the new rules on fire safety.


House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), Bedsits, flats, Maisonettes, shared houses etc

This fire safety guide is intended for buildings which have been constructed or adapted for use as domestic dwellings, and covers a range of existing residential premises including:

  • single household properties
  • shared houses
  • bedsit HMOs
  • purpose-built flats and buildings converted into self contained
  • flats to a standard not in compliance with the Building Regulations 1991
  • sheltered accommodation 
  • small hostels to which the HM Government Sleeping Accommodation Guide is inappropriate (application will be determined by the LHA and FRA jointly under the terms of the Fire Safety Protocol)

 

Purpose Built Flats

Click here for a fire safety guide:


Specialised housing

This fire safety guide covers any housing that accommodates vulnerable people that is not a Registered Care Home or General Needs Block. Specifically, the guidance covers sheltered, extra-care and supported housing.


Prisons

This area falls under the remit of the Crown premises inspection Group (CPIG). Click here for more information: 


 

Sleepovers/Scouts and Guides/community Halls

 

There requirements are basic and it is often advisable to speak with the building owners and the local Fire Safety officer. This basic guide will get you started 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/voluntary/assets/docs/village-hall.pdf