Fire Strategy Reports

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A fire strategy report will be produced at the design stage of a building in conjunction with architectural plans and forms part of the overall design submission package to building control. The report will provide among other things, details of occupancy levels permitted within the building against the provision of horizontal and vertical means of escape and fire compartmentation.

The requirement for an in-depth fire strategy is not only applicable to new builds; they can also be produced for existing buildings. These are often known as ‘retrospective fire strategies’. As mentioned above, a fire strategy document forms an essential basis on which to conduct the fire risk assessment which would occur nearer completion.

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Fire strategies should only be developed by a suitably competent person with comprehensive training and experience – preferably an accredited fire engineer or fire risk assessor. All our reports meet the recommended guidelines and requirements of a fire strategy report and take approximately 14 days to produce,  depending on the complexity of the building and the design approach implemented. Our London fire engineering team are all fully accredited fire engineers with many years experience in the industry and our reports are of the highest standard.


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A fire strategy report is a technical document that sets the basis for fire safety control measures from the design of a building.  It is not a fire risk assessment, fire evacuation plan or a fire safety plan. It is required to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations, covering:


  • Means of warning
  • Means of escape
  • Internal fire spread
  • External fire spread
  • Access to fire brigade personnel
  • Facilities for fire brigade personnel
  • Fire safety management


Frequently asked questions

What is a fire strategy report?

A fire strategy report is a comprehensive document outlining measures and protocols to ensure fire safety in buildings, complying with building regulations and industry best practices.

Why is a London fire strategy report necessary for buildings?

A London fire strategy report is necessary to identify fire risks, implement preventive measures, and plan effective evacuation procedures, ultimately safeguarding occupants and property.

Who is responsible for producing a fire strategy report?

Building owners or developers typically commission fire safety professionals or consultants to produce a fire strategy report in compliance with fire safety regulatory requirements.

What information should be included in a fire strategy report?

A fire strategy should cover building layout, fire detection systems, evacuation procedures, fire compartmentation, fire-resistant construction materials, and maintenance schedules.

How often should a fire strategy report be reviewed or updated?

Fire strategy reports should be reviewed as and when plans and building layout designs change. Especially after significant changes to the building or its occupancy, and should be updated accordingly.

Are there specific regulations or guidelines that govern the content of a fire strategy report in the UK?

The report must adhere to regulations such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Approved Document B 2019.

What are the key objectives of a fire strategy report?

The main objectives are to prevent fires, limit their spread, ensure safe evacuation, protect property, and comply with legal requirements.

How does a fire strategy report contribute to fire safety in buildings?

By providing a structured approach to fire risk assessment and management, it helps mitigate hazards, enhances preparedness, and minimizes the impact of fires.

Can a fire strategy report be tailored to different types of buildings?

Fire strategy reports are customized based on factors such as building use, occupancy type, size, and specific fire risks associated with the industry.

What are the consequences of not having a fire strategy report in place for a building?

Failure to have a fire strategy report can result in legal penalties, increased risk to occupants’ safety, potential property damage, and difficulties in obtaining planning permission and insurance coverage.