Fire officers from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been working with local property owners to help them understand new fire safety regulations.

With the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 being introduced in January, those responsible for multi-occupied residential buildings are required to share more information about their premises in order to comply.

Fire officers have been working closely with those premises that are impacted by the law changes, to help them understand what they are required to do and how to ensure they maintain their standards of fire safety.

Group Commander Sean Hedger, head of community fire safety protection, said: "Our team has been working with those people in charge of the premises over the last few months to help make sure they understand the regulations and their new responsibilities.

"In essence, the responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings now need to provide specified information on their building, which can be done easily via our website. Our fire protection officers have been in touch with every impacted premises to talk them through what they need to give us and how they can do it."

The information to be shared with the service includes details of the construction of the external walls, floor and building plans, and information on known faults with key firefighting equipment.

Group Commander Hedger added: "We’ve set up easy to follow forms on our website to allow the information to be shared simply and securely. Our officers are also available should a responsible person need any additional guidance." 

More information about the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, including the new requirements businesses need to comply with, can be found on our website.