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Consultation on Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation.

Consultation on Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Premises with Sleeping Accommodation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514149

This consultation seeks views on revised and consolidated fire safety advice which is applicable to fire safety in existing residential premises in which there is sleeping accommodation.

Executive Summary

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This consultation offers revised and consolidated fire safety advice in respect of certain premises with sleeping accommodation.

 

It is applicable to fire safety in existing residential premises including:

 

• hotels, tourism hostels, refuges

• holiday lets and holiday complexes, camping and caravan sites (other than privately used individual units)

• bunkhouses, bunk barns

• sleeping accommodation for pupils, students or employees

• all types of houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

• boarding houses, guest houses, bed and breakfast accommodation

 

It consolidates and supersedes the following three Scottish Government guides, and introduces a substantial number of editorial changes aimed at improving dutyholders’ understanding of the guidance:

 

• Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Small Premises Providing Sleeping

• Accommodation, 2010

• Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Medium and Large Premises Providing Sleeping

• Accommodation, 2008

• Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Small Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering

• Premises, 2010 (The content of this guide has been superseded and incorporated into Annex 1 of the guidance)

 

This draft guidance, accompanying Equality Impact Assessment and Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment are available at https://consult.gov.scot/fire-and-rescue/premises-with-sleeping-accommodation. Comments are welcome on each of these documents.

 

The closing date for responding to this consultation is 5 February 2018.