Fire safety

We are responsible for fire safety in private housing (HMOs and private rented houses) - this information may be helpful.

National Guidance on Fire Safety Standards - doc - This document contains guidance for fire safety enforcement officers in Local Housing Authorities and in Fire and Rescue Authorities, together with landlords, on how to comply with the legal requirements in relation to fire safety in certain types of residential accommodation. It offers practical advice on risk assessment and contains case studies with suggested fire safety solutions.

Fire safety guidance for Private Housing (Including HMO's) - doc - This document is a simplified version of the National Guidance which includes diagrams for easier reference.

For aspects of fire safety, including the issuing of fire certificates, community fire safety and regulations, please visit the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service website and the our private sector housing pages.