Fire safety, flames and hot surfaces

Means of escape

There must be adequate means of escape in the event of a fire. This should not rely on access through high risk rooms such as living rooms or kitchens. Where this is the case, there must be suitable means of escape from windows on the first floor (not the second floor as this would be too high to jump from).

In instances where the primary route of escape is not protected, the separation from sleeping accommodation must achieve at least 30 minutes, suitable alarms must be provided and an appropriate secondary means of escape for all occupants provided.

Ensure that you have a plan of action in the event of a fire for yourself and your family.

For further information, please visit plan an escape route (

Last updated: 27/04/2023 12:54