Fire safety - existing high rise domestic buildings: practical guidance

This guidance provides practical fire safety advice on how to prevent fires and reduce the risks from fires in high rise domestic buildings.


1 In general, a flat which is the only or principal residence of three or more people, who belong to three or more families and share a toilet, bathroom or cooking facilities will be a house in multiple occupation. HMOs require to be licensed under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

2 Fire separation is a term used in Scottish building standards. In UK guides this is often included under the general concept of 'fire compartmentation'



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