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Premises Information Boxes (PIB)

Changes to Approved Document B make these legally required in some buildings

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 will make it a legal requirement from 23 January 2023 for existing high-rise residential buildings in England to have a secure information box installed on the premises.

Read more below or see details of our Product 85, Premises Information Box

Code of Practice

A code of practice issued by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) provides recommendations for the provision of Premises Information Boxes (PIBs) and Emergency Response Packs (ERPs) in high-rise residential buildings, namely:

• Existing blocks of flats whose top storey floor height is 18m or more, or over six storeys (ground plus five upper storeys), whichever is the lower;

• Existing blocks of flats whose top storey floor height is below 18m or under six storeys which have additional complexity i.e. layout, access, floor numbering, flat numbering, firefighting facilities, fire engineering etc;

• Student accommodation designed like a block of flats, e.g. those adopting a stay put approach whose top storey floor height is 11m or more;

• New build blocks of flats whose top storey floor height is 11m or more

However, the principles set out in this code of practice can be applied to other types of premises that are outside the scope of the code of practice. The document covers location and security of the PIB as well as signage.  It also specifies guidance on the required contents of the ERP. 

For more details follow these links:

Code of Practice

Amendments to Approved Document B

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