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  1. AnthonyB: Thank you. That's helpful.
  2. Our building is a 4-story block of flats. We have a lift motor room. We have been advised in a Fire Risk Assessment we should provide an extinguisher in the lift motor room. This room is only occupied for about one hour each month, during routine maintenance visits. I need to be convinced that an extinguisher (and the cost of regular inspection) is necessary. Our assessor says that it’s “a legal requirement to have a fire extinguisher in lift motor rooms and plant rooms”. I don’t believe it is, and the assessor has provided no source to justify his statement. In the LGA guidance “Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats”, it says “. . . it is appropriate to provide portable fire extinguishers in plant rooms and similar ancillary accommodation”. They could have written “necessary”, “must”, or even “should”, but they chose “appropriate”. Does anyone know of any clear, authoritive advice?
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