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Revised PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment Standards Published

Wednesday 9th December 2020
PAS 79-1:2020 and PAS 79-2:2020 replace PAS 79:2012

Please note PAS 79:2012 has now been withdrawn. This has been superseded by two new documents:

  • PAS 79-1:2020 Fire risk assessment. Premises other than housing. Code of practice (published December 2020)
  • PAS 79-2:2020 Fire risk assessment. Housing. Code of practice (published December 2020)

BAFE published information regarding the public consultation in April this year (30/04/2020).https://www.bafe.org.uk/fire-risk-assessment-pas-79-revision-is-now-available-for-public-comment/

The BSI website notes that the 2012 version "provided generic fire risk assessment guidance. However, the housing sector wanted more housing-specific recommendations to be developed. It was therefore decided to revise PAS 79, updating the existing PAS and renaming it as Part 1, and introducing a new, housing-specific, Part 2."

It adds "Consequently, PAS 79-1:2020 gives recommendations on how to carry out fire risk assessments that will protect the occupants of non-domestic premises, e.g. employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public, while the new PAS 79-2:2020 gives recommendations for domestic premises."

For further information, including a summary of principal changes, visit:

PAS 79-1:2020 Fire risk assessment. Premises other than housing. Code of practice https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030401958 (external link)

PAS 79-2:2020 Fire risk assessment. Housing. Code of practice https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030401959 (external link)