Fire prevention plans: environmental permits

What to include in your fire prevention plan, the fire prevention measures you must put in place, and a template to help you prepare a plan.


Template for a fire prevention plan: environmental permits

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You must use this guide to make a fire prevention plan if you’re storing combustible wastes at sites where you have a permit.

You can use the template on this page to prepare your plan. It is designed to help you to prepare a plan that follows this guidance. We are trialling this template and you do not have to use it. But if you do, please provide feedback using the instructions at the end of the template.

Published 29 July 2016
Last updated 9 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. A template for creating a fire prevention plan has been added to the page. We are carrying out a temporary trial of the template and are seeking feedback on it.

  2. Page updated to advise that this guide should be read in conjunction with the Fire prevention plan consultation: summary of consultation responses and decisions, and Appendix 1: review of guidance and test results. Reading these documents in conjunction with the guidance will explain what an operator needs to demonstrate to meet the relevant objectives and also the level of evidence and justification that we need to support any proposals involving alternative measures.

  3. Text added for clarity - 'This guidance also doesn’t apply to the storage of coal, materials, or wastes that are liquids.'

  4. First published.