Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006

Part 1 Fire safety for buildings described in Schedule 1

Means of escape from fire for building

4 Owner of building must maintain means of escape from fire for building

The owner of a building must maintain the means of escape from fire for the building so as to ensure that—


they are kept clear of obstacles at all times; and


their exit doors are not locked, barred, or blocked so as to prevent any of the building’s occupants from leaving the building; and


their smoke-control and fire-stop doors are not kept open otherwise than in a way that complies with the building code; and


their stairwells and passageways are not used for storage or accumulation of waste.