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C.S. Todd & Associates Appointed by National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) to Draft HRB Guidance

C.S. Todd & Associates have been appointed to draft internal guidance for the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). This team will assist the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) in assurance checks of new high rise buildings (HRBs) prior to occupation. It will be illegal to occupy a new HRB unless an inspection has been undertaken by the this team and a completion certificate has been obtained by the BSR.

The guide will address the following areas considered by the NFCC to be essential to the safety of fire fighter and residents and relate to any HRBs at least 18 metres or 7 storeys high:

  • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Automatic door release mechanisms
  • Smoke control systems, including smoke curtains
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Dry rising mains and wet rising mains
  • Evacuation lifts
  • Firefighters lifts
  • Evacuation alert systems
  • Secure information boxes
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Emergency voice communication systems

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