EA Fire Prevention Plan Trial Template for Operators

On the 9th January 2020 the Environment Agency – EA – issued a trial template for sites to develop a Fire Prevention Plan in response to feedback they have received.

The objectives of the trial are to:

  • Make it easier for Operators to provide the information that Permitting Officers need to assess FPPs i.e. help Operators to complete their FPPs correctly at the first attempt;
  • Reduce the number of requests for information or Schedule 5 notices;
  • Reduce the amount of time Permitting Officers spend on assessing FPPs.
  • The template has been designed to:
  • Follow the structure of the guidance;
  • Include drafting notes and links to relevant parts of the guidance which can be deleted once Operators insert their text;
  • Include direct questions prompting Operators to provide the information needed.

The trial template will be available for 3 months on Depending on the results from this trial the EA may adopt this template, which will not replace sector-specific guidance. So, we urge you to try trial the template and return any comments to Sam Hinton at ADBA, who can relay these to the Environment Agency.

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