PAS 79 will be split into two parts, with PAS 79-1 dealing with non-housing premises and PAS 79-2 dealing with housing premises, named as below:
- Part 1: Premises other than housing – Code of practice
- Part 2: Housing – Code of practice
The scope of this new Part 1 of PAS 79 excludes blocks of flats, sheltered housing, extra care housing supported housing, and certain houses in multiple occupations.
There is recognition of pre-occupation fire safety assessments, a term now defined in this PAS, and a clarification to avoid confusion between those assessments and the fire risk assessment to which this PAS refers.