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    CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  06-10-2008

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2005

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Committees responsible
    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General
    5 Risk assessment and risk profiles
    6 Management systems
    7 Designing so that a building can be managed
    8 Means of escape
       8.1 Principles of means of escape
       8.2 Types of evacuation procedure
       8.3 Internal subdivision and spatial/visual orientation
       8.4 Designing means of escape
       8.5 Allocation of risk profile
       8.6 Minimum package of fire protection
       8.7 Horizontal means of escape
       8.8 Vertical means of escape
       8.9 Additional fire protection measures
    9 Construction
       9.1 General
       9.2 Fire resistance
       9.3 Compartmentation
       9.4 Openings
       9.5 Concealed spaces
       9.6 External fire spread
       9.7 Materials and finishes
       9.8 Accommodation ancillary to the main use of the
           building
       9.9 Engineering services
    10 Access and facilities for fire-fighting
    11 Special risk protection
    12 Managing occupied buildings
    Annex A (informative) Legal obligations and statutory duties
    Annex B (normative) Additional considerations for property
                          and business protection
    Annex C (normative) Recommendations for atria
    Annex D (informative) Design solutions and exemplars for atria
    Annex E (normative) Recommendations for places of assembly
    Annex F (normative) Recommendations for shopping complexes
    Annex G (normative) Process plant and outdoor structures
    Annex H (normative) Recommendations for refuges and evacuation lifts
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    Gives recommendations and guidance on the construction and use of buildings to maximize fire safety including the provision of fire precautions and means of escape.

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    Comment Closes On
    Committee FSH/14
    Document Type Draft
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    07/19977411 DC : DRAFT FEB 2007 BS 8214 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES
    BIP 3070 : 2005 SOFTWARE CALCULATOR - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS (WEB-BASED SOFTWARE FOR DD 9999)
    BS PAS 79(2007) : 2007 FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT - GUIDANCE AND A RECOMMENDED METHODOLOGY
    BS 8214(2008) : 2008 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES
    BS PD6688-1-2(2007) : 2007 BACKGROUND PAPER TO THE UK NATIONAL ANNEX TO BS EN 1991-1-2
    I.S. EN 1991-1-2:2002 EUROCODE 1: ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES - PART 1-2: GENERAL ACTIONS - ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES EXPOSED TO FIRE
    I.S. EN 1991-1-2 NATIONAL ANNEX:2014 IRISH NATIONAL ANNEX TO EUROCODE 1: ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES - PART 1-2: GENERAL ACTIONS - ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES EXPOSED TO FIRE
    BS 8214:2008 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES

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    93/68/EEC : 1993 AMD 2 1998 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 93/68/EEC OF 22.7.93 AMENDING DIRECTIVES 87/404/EEC, 88/378/EEC, 89/106/EEC, 89/336/EEC, 89/392/EEC, 89/686/EEC, 90/384/EEC, 90/385/EEC, 90/396/EEC, 91/263/EEC, 92/42/EEC AND 73/23/EEC
    BS EN 1158 : 1997 BUILDING HARDWARE - DOOR COORDINATOR DEVICES - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS 5266-1(1999) : 1999 EMERGENCY LIGHTING - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE EMERGENCY LIGHTING OF PREMISES OTHER THAN CINEMAS AND CERTAIN OTHER SPECIFIED PREMISES USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT
    BS 5651(1989) : 1989 METHOD FOR CLEANSING AND WETTING PROCEDURES FOR USE IN THE ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF CLEANSING AND WETTING ON THE FLAMMABILITY OF TEXTILE FABRICS AND FABRIC ASSEMBLIES
    BS 7346-2(1990) : 1990 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR POWERED SMOKE AND HEAT EXHAUST VENTILATORS
    BS EN 1021-1 : 2014 FURNITURE - ASSESSMENT OF THE IGNITABILITY OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE - PART 1: IGNITION SOURCE SMOULDERING CIGARETTE
    BS 7346-3(1990) : 1990 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR SMOKE CURTAINS
    BS 7346-4(2003) : 2003 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS - PART 4: FUNCTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND CALCULATION METHODS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT EXHAUST VENTILATION SYSTEMS, EMPLOYING STEADY-STATE DESIGN FIRES - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5906(1980) : 1980 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STORAGE AND ON-SITE TREATMENT OF SOLID WASTE FROM BUILDINGS
    BS 6336(1998) : 1998 GUIDE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE TESTS, THE PRESENTATION OF TEST DATA AND THE ROLE OF TESTS IN HAZARD ASSESSMENT
    BS 7036(1988) : 1988 CODE OR PRACTICE FOR PROVISION AND INSTALLATION OF SAFETY DEVICES FOR AUTOMATIC POWER OPERATED PEDESTRIAN DOOR SYSTEMS
    BS 7176(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR RESISTANCE TO IGNITION OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE FOR NON-DOMESTIC SEATING BY TESTING COMPOSITES
    BS EN 54-7:2001 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 7: SMOKE DETECTORS - POINT DETECTORS USING SCATTERED LIGHT, TRANSMITTED LIGHT OR IONIZATION
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    BS 8214:1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES WITH NON-METALLIC LEAVES
    BS 6206(1981) : 1981 SPECIFICATION FOR IMPACT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR FLAT SAFETY GLASS AND SAFETY PLASTICS FOR USE IN BUILDINGS
    BS EN 1155 : 1997 BUILDING HARDWARE - ELECTRICALLY POWERED HOLD-OPEN DEVICES FOR SWING DOORS - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS 5438(1989) : 1989 METHODS OF TEST FOR FLAMMABILITY OF TEXTILE FABRICS WHEN SUBJECTED TO A SMALL IGNITING FLAME APPLIED TO THE FACE OR BOTTOM EDGE OF VERTICALLY ORIENTED SPECIMENS
    BS EN ISO 13943:2017 FIRE SAFETY - VOCABULARY
    BS 5395-1(2000) : 2000 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STRAIGHT STAIRS AND WINDERS
    89/106/EEC : 1988 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE OF 21 DECEMBER 1988 ON THE APPROXIMATION OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS
    BS 5306-5.2(1984) : 1984 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS & EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1211 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    BS EN 1634-3 : 2004 FIRE RESISTANCE AND SMOKE CONTROL TESTS FOR DOOR AND SHUTTER ASSEMBLIES, OPENABLE WINDOWS AND ELEMENTS OF BUILDING HARDWARE - PART 3: SMOKE CONTROL TEST FOR DOOR AND SHUTTER ASSEMBLIES
    BS 5306-4(2001) : 2001 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON DIOXIDE SYSTEMS
    BS 5588-12(2004) : 2004 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 12: MANAGING FIRE SAFETY
    BS 5839-6:1995 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS 2782-0(2004) : 2004 METHODS OF TESTING PLASTICS - PART 0: INTRODUCTION
    BS EN 1991-1-2 : 2002 EUROCODE 1: ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES - PART 1-2: GENERAL ACTIONS - ACTIONS ON STRUCTURES EXPOSED TO FIRE
    BS 5588-5(2004) : 2004 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 5: ACCESS AND FACILITIES FOR FIRE-FIGHTING
    BS 5306-7(1988) : 1988 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR POWDER SYSTEMS
    BS PD6520(1988) : 1988 GUIDE TO FIRE TEST METHODS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS AND ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION
    BS EN 1125 : 2008 BUILDING HARDWARE - PANIC EXIT DEVICES OPERATED BY A HORIZONTAL BAR, FOR USE ON ESCAPE ROUTES - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS EN 60702-2 : 2002 MINERAL INSULATED CABLES AND THEIR TERMINATIONS WITH A RATED VOLTAGE NOT EXCEEDING 750 V - PART 2: TERMINATIONS
    BS 5655-1(1986) : 1986 LIFTS AND SERVICE LIFTS - SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC LIFTS
    BS EN 1021-2 : 2014 FURNITURE - ASSESSMENT OF THE IGNITABILITY OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE - PART 2: IGNITION SOURCE MATCH FLAME EQUIVALENT
    BS EN ISO 1182 : 2010 REACTION TO FIRE TESTS FOR PRODUCTS - NON-COMBUSTIBILITY TEST
    BS 5306-0:1986 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - GUIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT
    BS 5395-3(1985) : 1985 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 3: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF INDUSTRIAL TYPE STAIRS, PERMANENT LADDERS AND WALKWAYS
    BS 6644(2005) : 2005 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70 KW (NET) AND 1.8 MW (NET) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS EN 81-1 : 1998 SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF LIFTS - PART 1: ELECTRIC LIFTS
    BS 5266-7(1999) : 1999 LIGHTING APPLICATIONS - EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    DD ENV 1187 : 2002 TEST METHODS FOR EXTERNAL FIRE EXPOSURE TO ROOFS
    BS 5255(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR THERMOPLASTICS WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS
    BS 8434-2(2003) : 2003 METHODS OF TEST FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRE INTEGRITY OF ELECTRIC CABLES - PART 2: TEST FOR UNPROTECTED SMALL CABLES FOR USE IN EMERGENCY CIRCUITS - BS EN 50200 WITH A 930 DEGREE C FLAME AND WITH WATER SPRAY
    BS 6133(1995) : 1995 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE OPERATION OF LEAD-ACID STATIONARY BATTERIES
    BS EN 13501-1 : 2007 FIRE CLASSIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS - PART 1: CLASSIFICATION USING DATA FROM REACTION TO FIRE TESTS
    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
    BS 7671(2001) : 2001 AMD 14905 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
    BS 5839-6(2004) : 2004 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS 5839-1(2002) : 2002 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE
    BS 5852(1990) : 1990
    BS CP101(1972) : AMD 2471 FOUNDATIONS AND SUBSTRUCTURES FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS OF NOT MORE THAN FOUR STOREYS
    BS EN 12845:2015 (published 2016-02) Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance
    BS 5306-6.2(1989) : 1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - FOAM SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 5410-1(1997) : 1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OIL FIRING - PART 1: INSTALLATIONS UP TO 45 KW OUTPUT CAPACITY FOR SPACE HEATING AND HOT WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES
    BS 8434-1(2003) : 2003 METHODS OF TEST FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRE INTEGRITY OF ELECTRIC CABLES - PART 1: TEST FOR UNPROTECTED SMALL CABLES FOR USE IN EMERGENCY CIRCUITS - BS EN 50200 WITH ADDITION OF WATER SPRAY
    BS 5839-3(1988) : 1988 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMATIC RELEASE MECHANISMS FOR CERTAIN FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
    BS 7157(1989) : 1989 METHOD OF TEST FOR IGNITABILITY OF FABRICS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE TENTED STRUCTURES
    BS 5306-2(1990) : 1990 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    BS 4790(1987) : 1987 METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF A SMALL SOURCE OF IGNITION ON TEXTILE FLOOR COVERINGS (HOT METAL NUT METHOD)
    BS 5410-2:1978 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OIL FIRING - INSTALLATIONS OF 44 KW AND ABOVE OUTPUT CAPACITY FOR SPACE HEATING HOT WATER AND STEAM SUPPLY PURPOSES
    BS 7346-6(2005) : 2005 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS - PART 6: SPECIFICATIONS FOR CABLE SYSTEMS
    BS 8300(2001) : 2001 DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS PD7974-7(2003) : 2003 APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PART 7: PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT
    BS 5395-2(1984) : 1984 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 2: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF HELICAL AND SPIRAL STAIRS
    BS PD7974-1(2003) : 2003 APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PART 1: INITIATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OF ORIGIN (SUB-SYSTEM 1)
    BS 7974:2001 CODE OF PRACTICE ON THE APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS
    BS EN 60702-1 : 2002 MINERAL INSULATED CABLES AND THEIR TERMINATIONS WITH A RATED VOLTAGE NOT EXCEEDING 750 V - PART 1: CABLES
    BS ISO 14520-1 : 2006 GASEOUS FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS - PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND SYSTEM DESIGN - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 1154 : 1997 BUILDING HARDWARE - CONTROLLED DOOR CLOSING DEVICES - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS 6073-1(1981) : 1981 PRECAST CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR PRECAST CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS
    BS EN 1838:2013 (published 2013-08) Lighting applications. Emergency lighting
    BS 5499-1(2002) : 2002 GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS AND SIGNS - SAFETY SIGNS, INCLUDING FIRE SAFETY SIGNS - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR GEOMETRIC SHAPES, COLOURS AND LAYOUT
    BS EN 12416-2 : 2001 FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS - POWDER SYSTEMS - PART 2: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
    ISO 834-1:1999 Fire-resistance tests Elements of building construction Part 1: General requirements
    BS 6180(1999) : 1999 BARRIERS IN AND ABOUT BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5499-4:2000 SAFETY SIGNS, INCLUDING FIRE SAFETY SIGNS - PART 4: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ESCAPE ROUTE SIGNING
    BS 6387(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CABLES REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN CIRCUIT INTEGRITY UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS
    BS 7346-1(1990) : 1990 COMPONENTS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR NATURAL SMOKE AND HEAT EXHAUST VENTILATORS
    BS 799-5(1987) : 1987 OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR OIL STORAGE TANKS
    BS 8313(1997) : 1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF BUILDING SERVICES IN DUCTS
    BS 6266(2002) : 2002 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE PROTECTION FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT INSTALLATIONS
    BS 5588-4(1998) : 1998 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 4: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL USING PRESSURE DIFFERENTIALS
    DD ENV 1993-1.2 : DRAFT 2001 REPRINT EUROCODE 3: DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES - PART 1.2: GENERAL RULES - STRUCTURAL FIRE DESIGN
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    BS 6798(2000) : 2000 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED BOILERS OF RATED INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET
    BS 5867-2(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR FABRICS FOR CURTAINS AND DRAPES - FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS
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