Fire safety in the design of healthcare premises (HTM 05-02)

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Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 05-02 provides information on fire safety in the design of new healthcare buildings and extensions.

It should be read in conjunction with other Health Technical Memoranda in the Firecode suite:

  • Managing Healthcare Fire Safety (HTM 05-01)
  • Operational Provisions (HTM 05-03)



This document reflects the changes in legislation, structure of the NHS, and government policy.

The guidance will help statutory regulations to be applied correctly so they meet the requirements of Part B of Schedule 1 of the 2010 Building Regulations.

Published 2 January 2007.

Last updated 4 November 2015.