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ADB1 Para:UNSPECIFIED Regulation 38: Fire safety information

Fire safety information 38.
(1) This regulation applies where building work—
(a) consists of or includes the erection or extension of a relevant building; or
(b) is carried out in connection with a relevant change of use of a building, and Part B of Schedule 1 imposes a requirement in relation to the work.
(2) The person carrying out the work shall give fire safety information to the responsible person not later than the date of completion of the work, or the date of occupation of the building or extension, whichever is the earlier.
(3) In this regulation—
(a) “fire safety information” means information relating to the design and construction of the building or extension, and the services, fittings and equipment provided in or in connection with the building or extension which will assist the responsible person to operate and maintain the building or extension with reasonable safety;
(b) a “relevant building” is a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of building work;
(c) a “relevant change of use” is a material change of use where, after the change of use takes place, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will apply, or continue to apply, to the building; and
(d) “responsible person” has the meaning given by article 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

ADB1 Para:UNSPECIFIED Intention

The aim of this regulation is to ensure that the person responsible for the building has sufficient
information relating to fire safety to enable them to manage the building effectively. The aim of
regulation 38 will be achieved when the person responsible for the building has all the information
to enable them to do all of the following.
a. Understand and implement the fire safety strategy of the building.
b. Maintain any fire safety system provided in the building.
c. Carry out an effective fire risk assessment of the building.

ADB1 Para:17.1 Section 17: Fire safety information

For building work involving the erection or extension of a relevant building (i.e. a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply), or the relevant change of use of a building, fire safety information should be given to the responsible person at one of the following times.
a. When the project is complete.
b. When the building or extension is first occupied.

Para:17.1(a) Section 17: Fire safety information

For building work involving the erection or extension of a relevant building (i.e. a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply), or the relevant change of use of a building, fire safety information should be given to the responsible person at one of the following times.
a. When the project is complete.

Para:17.1(b) Section 17: Fire safety information

For building work involving the erection or extension of a relevant building (i.e. a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply), or the relevant change of use of a building, fire safety information should be given to the responsible person at one of the following times.
b. When the building or extension is first occupied.

ADB1 Para:17.2 Section 17: Fire safety information

This section is a guide to the information that should be provided. Guidance is in terms of essential information and additional information for complex buildings; however, the level of detail required should be considered on a case-by-case basis.

ADB1 Para:17.3 Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
a. Escape routes – this should include exit capacity (i.e. the maximum allowable number of people for each storey and for the building).
b. Location of fire-separating elements (including cavity barriers in walk-in spaces).
c. Fire doorsets, fire doorsets fitted with a self-closing device and other doors equipped with relevant hardware.
d. Locations of fire and/or smoke detector heads, alarm call points, detection/alarm control boxes, alarm sounders, fire safety signage, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, dry or wet fire mains and other firefighting equipment, and hydrants outside the building.
e. Any sprinkler systems, including isolating valves and control equipment.
f. Any smoke control systems, or ventilation systems with a smoke control function, including mode of operation and control systems.
g. Any high risk areas (e.g. heating machinery).

Para:17.3(a) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
a. Escape routes – this should include exit capacity (i.e. the maximum allowable number of people for each storey and for the building).

Para:17.3(b) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
b. Location of fire-separating elements (including cavity barriers in walk-in spaces).

Para:17.3(c) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
c. Fire doorsets, fire doorsets fitted with a self-closing device and other doors equipped with relevant hardware.

Para:17.3(d) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
d. Locations of fire and/or smoke detector heads, alarm call points, detection/alarm control boxes, alarm sounders, fire safety signage, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, dry or wet fire mains and other firefighting equipment, and hydrants outside the building.

Para:17.3(e) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
e. Any sprinkler systems, including isolating valves and control equipment.

Para:17.3(f) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
f. Any smoke control systems, or ventilation systems with a smoke control function, including mode of operation and control systems.

Para:17.3(g) Essential information

Basic information on the location of fire protection measures may be sufficient. An as-built plan of the building should be provided showing all of the following.
g. Any high risk areas (e.g. heating machinery).

ADB1 Para:17.4 Essential information

Details should be provided of all of the following.
a. Specifications of fire safety equipment provided, including routine maintenance schedules.
b. Any assumptions regarding the management of the building in the design of the fire safety arrangements.
c. Any provision enabling the evacuation of disabled people, which can be used when designing personal emergency evacuation plans.

Para:17.4(a) Essential information

Details should be provided of all of the following.
a. Specifications of fire safety equipment provided, including routine maintenance schedules.

Para:17.4(b) Essential information

Details should be provided of all of the following.
b. Any assumptions regarding the management of the building in the design of the fire safety arrangements.

Para:17.4(c) Essential information

Details should be provided of all of the following.
c. Any provision enabling the evacuation of disabled people, which can be used when designing personal emergency evacuation plans.

ADB1 Para:17.5 Additional information for complex buildings

A detailed record should be provided of both of the following.
a. The fire safety strategy.
b. Procedures for operating and maintaining any fire protection measures. This should include an outline cause and effect matrix/strategy for the building.
Further guidance is available in clause 9 and Annex H of BS 9999.

ADB1 Para:17.5(a) Additional information for complex buildings

A detailed record should be provided of both of the following.
a. The fire safety strategy.

ADB1 Para:17.5(b) Additional information for complex buildings

A detailed record should be provided of both of the following.
b. Procedures for operating and maintaining any fire protection measures. This should include an outline cause and effect matrix/strategy for the building.
Further guidance is available in clause 9 and Annex H of BS 9999.

ADB1 Para:17.6 Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
a. The fire safety strategy, including all assumptions in the design of the fire safety systems (such as fire load). Any risk assessments or risk analysis.
b. All assumptions in the design of the fire safety arrangements for the management of the building.
c. All of the following.
i. Escape routes (including occupant load and capacity of escape routes).
ii. Any provision to enable the evacuation of disabled people.
iii. Escape strategy (e.g. simultaneous or phased).
iv. Muster points.

d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
i. Compartmentation (i.e. location of fire-separating elements).
ii. Cavity barriers.
iii. Fire doorsets, including fire doorsets fitted with a self-closing device and other doors equipped with relevant hardware (e.g. electronic security locks).
iv. Duct dampers.
v. Fire shutters.

e. All of the following.
i. Fire detector heads.
ii. Smoke detector heads.
iii. Alarm call points.
iv. Detection/alarm control boxes.
v. Alarm sounders.
vi. Emergency communications systems.
vii. CCTV.
viii. Fire safety signage.
ix. Emergency lighting.
x. Fire extinguishers.
xi. Dry or wet fire mains and other firefighting equipment.
xii. Other interior facilities for the fire and rescue service.
xiii. Emergency control rooms.
xiv. Location of hydrants outside the building.
xv. Other exterior facilities for the fire and rescue service.
f. All active fire safety measures, including both of the following.
i. Sprinkler system(s) design, including isolating valves and control equipment.
ii. Smoke control system(s) (or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with a smoke control function) design, including mode of operation and control systems.
g. Any high risk areas (e.g. heating machinery) and particular hazards.
h. Plans of the building as built, showing the locations of the above.
i. Both of the following.
i. Specifications of any fire safety equipment provided, including all of the following.
• Operational details.
• Operators’ manuals.
• Software.
• System zoning.
• Routine inspection, testing and maintenance schedules.
ii. Records of any acceptance or commissioning tests.
j. Any other details appropriate for the specific building.

ADB1 Para:17.6(a) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
a. The fire safety strategy, including all assumptions in the design of the fire safety systems (such as fire load). Any risk assessments or risk analysis.

ADB1 Para:17.6(b) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
b. All assumptions in the design of the fire safety arrangements for the management of the building.

ADB1 Para:17.6(c) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
c. All of the following.
i. Escape routes (including occupant load and capacity of escape routes).
ii. Any provision to enable the evacuation of disabled people.
iii. Escape strategy (e.g. simultaneous or phased).
iv. Muster points.

ADB1 Para:17.6(d) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
i. Compartmentation (i.e. location of fire-separating elements).
ii. Cavity barriers.
iii. Fire doorsets, including fire doorsets fitted with a self-closing device and other doors equipped with relevant hardware (e.g. electronic security locks).
iv. Duct dampers.
v. Fire shutters.

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(i) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
i. Compartmentation (i.e. location of fire-separating elements).

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(ii) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
ii. Cavity barriers.

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(iii) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
iii. Fire doorsets, including fire doorsets fitted with a self-closing device and other doors equipped with relevant hardware (e.g. electronic security locks).

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(iiii) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
iv. Duct dampers.

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(iv) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
iv. Duct dampers.

ADB1 Para:17.6(d)(v) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
d. All passive fire safety measures, including all of the following.
v. Fire shutters.

ADB1 Para:17.6(e) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
e. All of the following.
i. Fire detector heads.
ii. Smoke detector heads.
iii. Alarm call points.
iv. Detection/alarm control boxes.
v. Alarm sounders.
vi. Emergency communications systems.
vii. CCTV.
viii. Fire safety signage.
ix. Emergency lighting.
x. Fire extinguishers.
xi. Dry or wet fire mains and other firefighting equipment.
xii. Other interior facilities for the fire and rescue service.
xiii. Emergency control rooms.
xiv. Location of hydrants outside the building.
xv. Other exterior facilities for the fire and rescue service.

ADB1 Para:17.6(f) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
f. All active fire safety measures, including both of the following.
i. Sprinkler system(s) design, including isolating valves and control equipment.
ii. Smoke control system(s) (or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with a smoke control function) design, including mode of operation and control systems.

ADB1 Para:17.6(g) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
g. Any high risk areas (e.g. heating machinery) and particular hazards.

ADB1 Para:17.6(h) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
h. Plans of the building as built, showing the locations of the above.

ADB1 Para:17.6(i) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
i. Both of the following.
i. Specifications of any fire safety equipment provided, including all of the following.
• Operational details.
• Operators’ manuals.
• Software.
• System zoning.
• Routine inspection, testing and maintenance schedules.
ii. Records of any acceptance or commissioning tests.

ADB1 Para:17.6(i)(i) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
i. Both of the following.
i. Specifications of any fire safety equipment provided, including all of the following.
• Operational details.
• Operators’ manuals.
• Software.
• System zoning.
• Routine inspection, testing and maintenance schedules.

ADB1 Para:17.6(i)(ii) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
i. Both of the following.
ii. Records of any acceptance or commissioning tests.

ADB1 Para:17.6(j) Additional information for complex buildings

The records should include details of all of the following.
j. Any other details appropriate for the specific building.

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