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Fire Safety Advice

This page aims to direct you to information you may need to consider in your fire risk assessment, and advice that may help you improve fire safety in your premises.

Generic Fire Safety Advice

Advice and guidance following the Genfell Tower fire. 

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Carbon Monoxide

Due to several tragic incidents across Cornwall involving Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, we have produced some additional guidance for members of the public.

Concerns following Grenfell Tower

There has been much public concern about the Grenfell Tower fire, this page concerns our guidance.

Electrical Product Recall

Are any of the electrical products you use such as washing machines, dishwashers, kettles etc on the product recall list?  This page provides information on how you can check your electrical appliances and register them to keep informed.

Emergency Plan

When the fire alarm sounds, everyone in the building should immediately follow the fire action plan. This page provides guidance on creating an emergency plan and explains the different types of evacuation strategies.

Emergency Water Supplies

Guidance on the requirements of emergency water supplies for fire-fighting (mains size, flow and spacing).

Festive Fire Safety

Christmas decorations, lights and other electrical decorations can increase the risk of fire, and can increase the fire loading in your premises.  Find out what you should consider.

Fire Safety General Notices

Our Fire Safety General Notices (FSGEN) are issued to keep our staff informed on matters relating to fire safety, but are also useful to places which fall under the fire safety order and the general public to highlight key fire safety messages.

Fire Service Access Requirements

Guidance on the access requirements for fire appliances and fire-fighting personnel (the positioning of appliances with regard to a building).


Information and advice for retailers on selling fireworks.

Fire Safety Direct

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service provides free telephone advice and support, however if you require additional support we have a regulatory support service (paid service) called ‘Fire Safety Direct’.  Fire Safety Direct helps you to understand the regulatory requirements needed to ensure compliance with fire safety legislation and provides templates and guidance on completing a fire risk assessment.

Flying Lanterns

Fire safety advice for retailers, importers and event holders who sell or use flying lanterns also known as 'Chinese lanterns' or 'sky lanterns'.

Private Landlords

From 1st October 2015 new legislation comes into force for private landlords.  

Reducing False Fire Alarms

This page provides advice and guidance that could help you reduce/ eliminate the disruptive impact of false fire alarms, improve productivity and save money.

Holiday Lets

If you provide accommodation for paying guests such as using websites like AirBnB or rent self-catering accommodation this page has been designed to help you.  It can also be used by people who own small bed and breakfast (B&B's), or have inns with rooms to provide guidance on how to comply with the Regulatory Refrom (Fire Safety) Order 2005.