EPIC Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order Guide

28 page guide on compliance and fire risk assessments for responsible persons

This EPIC Guide complements and significantly extends the general guidance notes that have been prepared by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for 11 identified construction sectors.

The DCLG guides briefly identify ‘insulated core panels’ as a potential source of fuel. This EPIC Guide looks at the uses of Insulated Panels throughout construction according to their application and gives guidance on their likely performance in fire, based on extensive research into actual fires and large scale laboratory tests.

The guide contains:

  • Insulated Panels and where they are found in construction
  • Their performance in fire
  • How to identify panels and other systems

This information has been prepared for the designated ‘responsible person’ so that a fully reasoned fire risk assessment can be made for the premises concerned.

This EPIC Guide will be of interest to:

  • The designated responsible person
  • Competent persons undertaking the Fire Risk Assessment
  • The Fire and Rescue Services
  • Insurance surveyors

Easily downloadable sections

The Guide has been separated into 3 clearly defined sections for ease of downloading. This guide can be downloaded here.