Reminder of fire safety considerations when increasing the estate capacity of existing areas

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With NHS trusts implementing plans to support additional levels of patient care during the busy winter period, this document provides an important reminder of the legal duties around fire safety along with some basic checks that should be made in order to mitigate any potential risks.

NHS trust chief executives, chief operating officers and directors of estates and facilities should be aware of the document when making changes to the NHS estate to increase capacity and patient throughput.



November 2022.

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