The Fire Safety consultation included proposals to require the Responsible Person to provide fire safety information (including instructions for evacuation) to residents in an accessible manner. The Government also sought views on whether other information should be provided to residents.
The Government’s response to the Fire Safety consultation was published on 17 March 2021 (link).
Furthermore, the Building Safety Bill, introduced into Parliament on 5 July, includes a provision to the effect that Responsible Persons in buildings that contain two or more sets of domestic premises must provide residents with relevant and comprehensible information about fire safety matters.
The Government intends to implement the recommendation to provide fire safety instructions through regulations made under Article 24 of the Fire Safety Order (FSO). The Government intends to lay these Regulations this autumn.