Church buildings can present PCCs with particular challenges for guarding against the start and spread of fire, and for ensuring appropriate means of evacuation - including for people with disabilities. Churches need to identify a competent person to carry out assessments and regular checks of equipment.
Escape routes may need to have appropriate signage and emergency lighting depending on the results of the assessments.
Full details are set out in the following documents available online:
Churches' Leglislation Advisory Service - their publication "Fire Safety: A Guide for Churches" is available online
Department for Communities and Local Government - their publication "Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Small and Medium Places of Assembly" is available online