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Welcome to University Fire Safety

The Fire Safety Team provides regulatory and practical fire safety advice to University of Cambridge management and staff, ensuring how best to meet relevant standards and practices. In addition, the team is responsible for the maintenance and servicing of fire safety systems across the Estate, implementation of Fire Risk Assessments, fire safety inspections and advice on new projects and refurbishments. University Fire Safety aims to deliver the highest level of fire safety advice and support to all stakeholders thereby protecting the University's people, Estate and reputation from the possible consequences of fire.

The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. This is underpinned by the University’s core values which are freedom of thought and expression, and freedom from discrimination.   

We should aspire to the highest standards in everything we do and fire safety management is no exception. The University of Cambridge takes fire safety very seriously, ensuring the safety of people who use its buildings, the buildings themselves and their contents.  Every effort is made to comply with legislation, primarily the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 and best practice guidance. Good Fire Safety management is not only essential for life safety and property protection; it also provides the additional benefit of minimising the impact to business continuity, financial loss and reputational damage. The University will do all it can to minimise the occurrence and consequence of fire.