17 March 2021
BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has temporarily suspended PAS 79-2: 2020 Fire risk assessment, Housing, Code of practice and removed it from sale.
The suspension of the voluntary code of practice is pending a further review by the Steering Group, as new information about Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans has emerged from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Government’s response to it.
The Steering Group, which is made up of experts in fire safety, fire risk assessment and the housing sector will reconvene and have the opportunity to take them into account before reaching consensus on the guidance and recommendations in the code.
As part of this, the Steering Group will also re-visit points raised during the public consultation relevant to persons with a disability and it intends to further consult with experts in this field.