(HTM 05-03) Fire safety in the NHS: Operational provision

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Health technical memoranda (HTM) 05-03 provides guidance on operational provisions for fire safety for health sector buildings and premises.

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

  • (HTM 05-01) Managing Healthcare Fire Safety
  • (HTM 05-02) Fire safety in the design of healthcare premises

HTM 05-03 covers a number of topics detailed in the contents below.

Some of these documents are not fully accessible. If you require any of these documents in a different format, please contact: england.estatesandfacilities@nhs.net

Part A - General fire safety


Published 4 August 2008.

Part B – Fire detection and alarm systems

Part C – Textiles and furnishings

Part D – Commercial enterprises on hospital premises

Part E – Escape lifts in healthcare premises

Part F – Arson prevention in NHS premises

Part G – Laboratories on healthcare premises

Part H – Reducing false alarms in hospital premises

Part J – Guidance on fire engineering of healthcare premises

Part K – Guidance on fire risk assessments in complex healthcare premises

Part M – Fire Safety in Atria

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