Fire Safety and Fire Door Instructions (England)

This PDF document combines simple fire safety instructions on what to do in the event of a fire and fire door instructions.

If you use Tenancy Builder, you won't need this document. You can choose "attach Guild default" from the fire instructions option on the documents page to automatically include this combined document.

The escape from fire instructions include:

  • What to do if there's a fire in your flat
  • What to do if there's a fire elsewhere in the building
  • Activate a call point if there is one
  • Calling the fire brigade
  • No smoking sign incorporated

The fire door instructions include the following:

  • Keep fire doors shut
  • Not to tamper with self-closing devices
  • Report faults or damage to the landlord

If the dwelling you are renting out is in a building with two or more dwellings and a shared communal area, this document is legally required to be given to all residents:

  • At the time of granting a new tenancy (new tenancies)
  • Within 12 months starting from 23 January 2023 (existing occupiers)
  • After that, every 12 months

It must also be prominently displayed in communal areas.

More guidance about the fire safety regulations

More advice about the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 can be found here.

Also, see the government guidance on fire safety regulations.


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<p>Updated the signage to align with the sample provided in the government guidance for fire safety in small blocks of flats. The default attached to Tenancy Builder has been updated to this version.</p>