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    FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-10-2015

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Section 1: General
    0 Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General recommendations
    Section 2: Designing means of escape
    5 General
    6 Means of escape and provision for rescue from
       houses
    7 Means of escape from flats and maisonettes
    8 Means of escape from specialized housing
    9 Internal planning of flats and maisonettes
    Section 3: Active fire protection
    10 Fire detection and fire alarm systems
    11 Automatic fire suppression systems
    12 Manual fire-fighting equipment
    13 Special risk protection
    14 Smoke control
    15 Power supplies, cabling and installation
    Section 4: Design for construction
    16 Fire resistance
    17 Compartmentation
    18 External fire spread and building separation
    19 Concealed spaces
    20 Materials
    21 Service ducts, pipes and shafts
    22 Glazed fire-resisting elements
    23 Active fire curtain/barrier assemblies
    24 Openings
    25 Floors and ramps on escape routes
    26 Design and construction of common stairs
    Section 5: Stairs and final exits
    27 Number and siting of common stairs
    28 Width of common stairs
    29 Enclosure of common stairs
    30 Basement stairs
    31 Stairs within mixed-use developments
    32 Access lobbies and corridors to protected stairways
    33 External stairs
    34 Discharge from common stairs and final exits
    Section 6: Mechanical systems for ducted heating,
               ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
    35 HVAC systems within individual dwellings
    36 HVAC systems serving the whole building or
       interconnecting dwellings and other residential units
    Section 7: Ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes
    37 General recommendations for ancillary accommodation
    38 Places of special fire hazard
    39 Installation of engineering services
    40 Engineering service installation rooms
    41 Gas services, installation and service pipes
    42 Electrical services
    43 Gas and electricity meters
    44 Lighting
    45 Lift machine rooms and machinery spaces
    46 Communal heating, ventilation and air conditioning
       systems
    47 Refuse storage, disposal and incineration
    48 Car parks and domestic garages
    Section 8: Access and facilities for fire-fighting
    49 General recommendations for fire-fighting facilities
    50 Fire-fighting access
    51 Water supplies for fire and rescue service fire-fighting use
    52 Information for fire and rescue service use
    Section 9: Management
    53 Management of specialized housing
    54 Evacuation of disabled occupants or occupants that
       require assistance to escape
    55 Residents
    56 Caretakers
    57 Maintenance of fire protection measures
    58 Maintenance of building plant and equipment
    59 Ensuring that systems respond properly in an emergency
    Section 10: Building works: Material alterations, extensions,
                refurbishment, change of use, disuse, decommissioning
                and demolition
    60 Design of works
    61 Change of use
    62 Refurbishments
    63 Dwellings in disuse and areas decommissioned
    64 Managing building work and material alterations
    65 Building works to occupied or partly occupied buildings
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - Methods of smoke ventilation
    Annex B (normative) - Additional recommendations for
            property protection and business continuity
    Annex C (normative) - Atria
    Annex D (normative) - Private balconies (open or enclosed)
            and communal roof gardens
    Annex E (informative) - Management of additional needs
            and disabilities
    Annex F (informative) - Advice to occupiers of dwellings in
            residential buildings
    Bibliography

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    Explains recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of the following building types, to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around: a) dwellings (single-family dwelling houses, self-contained flats or maisonettes); b) residential accommodation blocks (e.g. for students or hospital staff), with individual bedrooms and the provision of kitchen/sanitary facilities constructed within a fire compartment; c) specialized housing.

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    Committee FSH/14
    Development Note Supersedes BS 9991(2011) & 15/30301829 DC. (11/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current

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    BS 5234-2(1992) : 1992 PARTITIONS (INCLUDING MATCHING LININGS) - SPECIFICATION FOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STRENGTH AND ROBUSTNESS INCLUDING METHODS OF TEST
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    BS 5234-1(1992) : 1992 PARTITIONS (INCLUDING MATCHING LININGS) - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
    BS 5867-2(2008) : 2008 FABRICS FOR CURTAINS, DRAPES AND WINDOW BLINDS - PART 2: FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5906(2005) : 2005 WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
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    BS 5516-2(2004) : 2004 PATENT GLAZING AND SLOPING GLAZING FOR BUILDINGS - PART 2: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SLOPING GLAZING
    BS 6263-2(1991) : 1991 CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FLOOR SURFACES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR RESILIENT SHEET AND TILE FLOORING
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    BS 7176(2007) : 2007 SPECIFICATION FOR RESISTANCE TO IGNITION OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE FOR NON-DOMESTIC SEATING BY TESTING COMPOSITES
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    BS EN ISO 1182:2010 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS FOR PRODUCTS - NON-COMBUSTIBILITY TEST
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    BS PD7974-5(2014) : 2014 APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PART 5: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE INTERVENTION (SUB-SYSTEM 5)
    DD ENV 1187 : 2002 TEST METHODS FOR EXTERNAL FIRE EXPOSURE TO ROOFS
    BS 5255(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR THERMOPLASTICS WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS
    BS 8300(2009) : 2009 DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5395-1(2010) : 2010 STAIRS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF STAIRS WITH STRAIGHT FLIGHTS AND WINDERS
    BS 4514(2001) : 2001 UNPLASTICIZED PVC SOIL AND VENTILATING PIPES OF 82.4 MM MINIMUM MEAN OUTSIDE DIAMETER, AND FITTINGS AND ACCESSORIES OF 82.4 MM AND OF OTHER SIZES - SPECIFICATION
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    BS EN ISO 14122-4:2016 Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery Fixed ladders
    BS 5852(2006) : 2006
    BS 7346-8(2013) : 2013 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS - PART 8: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PLANNING, DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE
    BS EN 12845:2015 (published 2016-02) Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance
    BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS - IGNITABILITY OF PRODUCTS SUBJECTED TO DIRECT IMPINGEMENT OF FLAME - PART 2: SINGLE-FLAME SOURCE TEST
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    BS 7157(1989) : 1989 METHOD OF TEST FOR IGNITABILITY OF FABRICS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE TENTED STRUCTURES
    BS EN ISO 1716:2010 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS FOR PRODUCTS - DETERMINATION OF THE GROSS HEAT OF COMBUSTION (CALORIFIC VALUE)
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