Fire Strategy Plan

What Is A Fire Strategy Plan?

A Fire Strategy is a critical piece of building Information. It’s a narrative of how a building is meant to function in the event of a fire, and should explain all the provisions in the building, while demonstrating how the design satisfies the functional requirements of the Building Regulations.

A Fire Safety Strategy really is critical for safe occupation and must be read, and understood, by all parties involved with the building.

When is the best time to create a fire safety strategy?

To limit the risks of fire, the best time to create a fire strategy is during the construction phase. For new and altered buildings, the fire safety strategy is usually developed during the design phase of the project. Checkmate Fire will work with you to truly understand the objectives of your project, creating the best solution for you.

If the building is already operational, a fire strategy can be written to review the existing fire safety provision and provide a basis to inform the fire risk assessment process. A fire strategy is always developed to reflect your organisation’s policy on fire safety and operational requirements.

What Should Your Fire Strategy Include?

Checkmate Fire recommends that a fire safety strategy should include:

  • Evacuation routes
  • Likely pathways of internal and external fire spreading
  • The fire safety management requirements for the building
  • Potential passive and active fire safety systems
  • Material classifications and recommendations for the fire rating of not only the overall structure but also the walls, doors, and floors