Generic risk assessment 3.2: high-rise firefighting

This publication was withdrawn on 26 February 2014

Archived and replaced with the new ‘Generic risk assessment 3.2: fighting fires in high rise buildings’ published 26 February 2014.

Generic risk assessment about high-rise firefighting to help fire and rescue authorities to draw up their own risk assessments.



This generic risk assessment considers the hazard risks and control measures for operational incidents involving high-rise buildings. For firefighting purposes, a high-rise building is considered to be one containing floors at such a height or position or design that external firefighting and rescue operations may not be feasible or practicable.

It does not cover all aspects of firefighting in buildings. However, the principles could still be applicable subject to information and dynamic risk assessment.