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Sprinklers and Other Fire Safety Measures - Government Consultation Now Open
Friday 6th September 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Open Consultation
The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, made the following statement in both Houses yesterday (05/09/19):
“I updated the House today in an Oral Statement on the Government's progress on building safety and set out this administration’s approach.
As set out in the Statement, I am consulting on changes to fire safety regulations for new-build blocks of flats. We will seek to commit to requiring sprinkler systems as standard in a wider range of new flats.
We will also consult on requiring better signs and evacuation alert systems to support effective firefighting. A link to the consultation document ‘Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats’ is here:
and I will deposit copies of this consultation in the Library of the House.”
The consultation "Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats" is open for responses from 05/09/19 - 28/11/19 (closing at 11:45pm).
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