Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be done or reviewed. The...
A sprinkler system is one of the tools available to prevent the spread of fire in tall buildings.
Regulations in England mean that only buildings taller than 30 metres and constructed since 2007 are required to have sprinklers fitted.
Existing high-rise buildings in England must have them fitted if a fundamental change is made to the structure or use of the building.
Currently, there is no requirement for existing buildings (that is, those built before 2007) to have to fit sprinklers.
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