Fire Strategy

What is it and why is it required?

A fire strategy document is particularly useful for setting out the design basis
of the premises in respect of fire.

A fire strategy will show compliance with Building Regulations; mainly means of warning and escape, internal fire spread (linings), internal fire spread (structure), external fire spread and escape, access and facilities for the fire service.

A fire strategy is required for buildings as part of a building control submission.

A fire strategy to PAS 911 may also be carried out for existing buildings
which will allow the landlord, fire risk assessor and other interested
parties to view the manner in which a building is constructed, the
assumptions which have been made, the precautions and how these
complement rather than work against one another.

What are the benefits?

A fire strategy will provide clearer definition of the active and passive fire
protection arrangements, in addition to meeting the requirement for the
building to be managed safely. Current Building Regulations require the
provision of information relating to the design and construction of the building
and the service fittings and equipment provided, which will assist the
“responsible person” to operate and maintain the building or extension with
reasonable safety.

The fire strategy forms an essential basis on which to conduct the fire risk
assessment.

The primary aim of the fire strategy is to design, manage, plan and co-ordinate
appropriate fire safety procedures to reduce the risks of fire, thus ensuring the safety of the occupants.

How can the S2 Partnership help?

Our fire consultant will attend site and assess the available fire safety management, prevention and protection information to produce a single retrospective fire strategy document based on The Building Regulations (Approved Document B) and reference to BS9999 .

The Fire Strategy provides the level of detail required to satisfy the Building Authority that the building has protective strategies in place to ensure it can be occupied safely. This document will enable the landlord, fire assessor and other interested parties to understand the building construction and associated inherent fire safety precautions and how these elements interacts.

Please contact us for more information.