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Submit floor and building plans

Information on preparation, storage and sharing of floor and building plans.

Floor plans and Building Plan

Regulation 6 of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 require responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings in England to share up-to-date plans of the building with the fire and rescue service. The plans will be used by operational firefighters during an incident and need to be clear, simple and easy to use.   

Electronic sharing of plans

The responsible person should send PDF electronic copies of the plans to

When sending plans, please write HIGH RISE RISK INFO – BUILDING NAME (replace with the name of the building) in the subject field. Please also include in your email, the full name and address of the building and contact details for the responsible person. 

Please submit separate emails for each high-rise residential premises that you are responsible for.

Floor Plans

Floor plans must show the location of specific equipment as defined by the Regulations. The plans must clearly identify and distinguish between the following: 

  • Passenger lifts 
  • Lift for use by firefighters 
  • Evacuation lifts 
  • Inlets / outlets for dry-rising mains 
  • Inlets / outlets for wet-rising mains 
  • Smoke control systems 
  • Suppression systems

A plan will need to be prepared for each floor; where floors are identical it is permissible to prepare a single plan providing the floors to which the plans refer to are clearly indicated. In this approach, notes should annotate the floor flat numbers for each floor.

Building Plan

A separate single page plan must be provided which shows the building and its immediate surroundings. The building plan will enable firefighters to orientate themselves upon arrival and must provide information on access and key firefighting both inside and outside the building.

The full list of information to be provided on the building plan is defined in the Regulations and includes all of the following:

  • the environs of the building;
  • details of the use of the building, for example for commercial or residential purposes;
  • access for fire and rescue appliances;
  • the dimensions of the building;
  • information on the number of storeys of the building and the number of basement levels (if any);
  • information regarding the presence of maisonettes or scissor section flats;
  • inlets for dry-rising mains;
  • inlets for wet-rising mains;
  • the location of shut-off controls for any sprinklers;
  • access points for the building;
  • the location of the secure information box;
  • the location of the controls for any smoke control system;
  • the location of any firefighting shaft;
  • the location of main stairways in the building;
  • the location of the controls for any evacuation alert system.

Additional Guidance

For further guidance on the preparation and storage of plans, including examples of floor and building plans, refer to The Code of Practice for the Provision of Premises Information Boxes in Residential Buildings.