Consultation on proposed new guidance - Risk Based Interventions


This consultation is to gather views on the principles and guidance in a proposed Guidance Technical Note:

Guidance on risk, highest risk occupancies and prioritising fire safety interventions.

The guidance was developed by the NFCC Protection Reform Unit (PRU) supported by UK FRS Protection representatives. It subsumes and is intended to replace the 'NFCC Preliminary Guidance Technical Note - Higher Risk Occupancies' published in October 2021.  

Although the primary stakeholders in FRS are likely to be the Head of Protection the guidance also has content that is applicable and of interest to Corporate Board members, CRMP managers, Prevention and Operational staff functional managers. Please ensure all relevant stakeholders are consulted to gain a balanced view. 

This guidance is interdependent with the Community Risk Programme projects and references these where appropriate. 

Please circulate this survey link to anyone that may be able to contribute to the consultation. 

The consultation will be open until the end of the day Thursday 31 August 2023.

To review the questions in advance, you can use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons to navigate through the survey. The survey also has a ‘Save and Continue’ function so it is possible to come back and finish the survey over a period of time, however it may be helpful to state that the overall structure of the survey follows the chronology of the document, with opportunity to feedback on each major section in turn. 

If you have any questions or queries about the consultation process or the document itself, please contact

You can view the consultation document here.