Comparative study of national fire safety requirements on high-rise residential buildings

Oct 23, 2020 | Facades, News, Publications

On Friday, October 9, the report of the comparative study of national fire safety requirements part one – High-Rise residential buildings has been published in our European Fire Safety Community.

This report was put together thanks to the input of the European Fire Safety Community Advisory Panel on facades and provides data on 19 countries’ requirements.

The report highlights key trends: 75% of respondents indicated that there are no requirements for sprinklers in high-rise buildings in their country, for example.

This report, focusing on high-rise residential buildings, is the first in a series of three. Another questionnaire will open shortly, this time dedicated to national fire safety requirements for hospitals. The third part will be dedicated to schools.

The aim of this study is to enable us to share knowledge and better understand what different countries are doing in terms of fire safety. In this spirit, don’t hesitate to provide feedback or additional data on the report, and to participate in the next phases of the study.

You can access the report in the resources tab of the facades Advisory Panel here.

This report is available in the Facades Advisory Panel of the European Fire Safety Community.

The Facades Advisory Panel is a high-level group bringing together Fire Safe Europe Community Members to work on the topic of facades fire safety. Its objectives are to:

  • Discuss the latest evolutions on facades;
  • Compare regulations and standards;
  • Exchange views on new technologies;
  • Be informed of the European Commission’s Fire Information Exchange Platform work on facades;
  • Get regular updates on the development of a European approach to assess the fire performance of facades.

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