A fire door must be installed in the kitchen so that the area is isolated and protects the means of escape in case of fire.
The requirements are for a 30-minute fire door which should be fitted with an intumescent strip usually seen running along the sides and top of doors and often found as one integrated unit. The door should also be fitted with an efficient self-closer and treated with an appropriate fire-retardant finish. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that fire doors comply with current regulations.
Owners are responsible for ensuring that all upholstered furniture complies with this legislation, including beds, headboards, mattresses and bases, sofa beds, futons, settees, armchairs, padded upright chairs, scatter cushions, seat pads and pillows, loose and stretch sofa covers.
Students are not permitted to bring their own furniture into the property or use portable heaters without prior permission.
A wall-mounted fire blanket must be fitted on a kitchen wall away from the cooker, close to the exit and in a place where it can be used effectively.
Fire blankets need to be checked for signs of deterioration and replaced immediately if used.