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Do you need a Fire Prevention Plan?


What is a Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)?

FPPs are documents designed to address the risk of fire posed by a site and more importantly, to meticulously detail how a site endeavours to minimise this risk.

More specifically, FPPs are developed in line with guidance from the Environment Agency (EA) and are designed to meet the following 3 objectives:


FPPs are required for any site which stores any amount of combustible waste and to operators in any of the following sectors:


EA's Position on FPP

The Environment Agency expects to see Fire Prevention Plans for sites storing combustible material if:

If your site ticks one of these boxes, you may be asking what is an FPP? And how do I develop an FPP?

What can WRM produce?

WRM can produce comprehensive FPPs that not only meet the EA's requirements but provide significant added value to the client. WRM have produced a number of FPPs and are more than capable of incorporating these into any existing management systems that a site may have. WRM can produce original FPP's or update an existing one to meet the new Fire Prevention guidance (July 2016).

One case study demonstrating our process for developing FPP's can be found here.

If you would like to know more about WRM’s service offering regarding Fire Prevention Plans then contact our Senior Permitting Consultant, Thomas Broderick via email thomas.broderick@wrm-ltd.co.uk or contact him directly on 01943 667 039.


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