Planned Maintenance Outage: Please be advised that Online Services will be unavailable on Wed 20 June 2018 from 12:00 to 12:30 for planned maintenance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Information Unit on 0800 347 346 or email us at

New regulations come into force on 1 July 2018, to allow for this online applications will not be accepted between 25 June and 1 July. While it is important you have evacuation procedures in place, you may want to make your application under the new regulations after 1 July.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Information Unit on 0800 347 346 or email us at

Quick Reference Guides

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This guide contains a brief introduction to evacuation schemes and steps through the submission process, both online and manual.

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This is a full application form with plenty of helpful tips to explain the detail needed when completing your own application.

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If your online application is not approved, this guide steps through what you need to do next.

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Every approved scheme needs regular maintenance. This guide steps through the requirements to keep your approved scheme current and maintained.

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Automatic email reminders are sent when the regular maintenance for your evacuation scheme is due. This guide covers adding or removing email addresses for these reminders.

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If you'll be maintaining your approved scheme by submitting manual forms, you can find the email / fax details for your local Area Office here.

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If you need to complete a number of similar applications you may find the template feature useful.

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This document lists the classifications and threshold quantities for hazardous substances.

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A one-page flowchart showing the standard application and maintenance cycle for your evacuation scheme.