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  • BS 5588-3(1983) : 1983

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    FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  15-07-1997

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1983

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Code of practice
    Section one. General
    1 Scope
    2 Definitions
    3 Use of this code
    Section two. Analysis of the problem
    4 Planning in relation to fire
    5 Escape from fire
    Section three. Planning of escape from office areas
    6 General
    7 Escape routes within, and exits from, a storey
    8 Stairways and final exits
    Section four. Construction and fire safety signs and
                   notices
    9 Construction
    10 Fire safety signs and notices
    Section five. Engineering services (other than fire
                   protection facilities) and ancillary
                   accommodation
    11 General
    12 Electrical services
    13 Lighting
    14 Heating and fuel storage
    15 Mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and
        pressurization
    16 Lifts
    17 Waste storage and incinerators
    18 Main storage areas (including receiving and dispatch
        areas) and loading bays
    19 Car parks
    20 Repair or maintenance workshops and reprographic
        rooms
    21 Kitchens, restaurants and canteens
    22 Data processing areas
    Section six. Fire protection facilities
    23 General
    24 Fire alarms and fire detection and alarm systems
    25 Automatic fire extinguishing systems and special
        risk protection
    26 Manual fire-fighting equipment
    27 Water supplies for fire-fighting
    28 Fireman's emergency switches for discharge lighting
        installations
    29 Access for fire-fighting
    30 Smoke control provisions other than for fire-
        fighting shafts
    31 Plans for fire brigade use
    Appendix
    A Advice to management and procedure in case of fire

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    Advises designers on incorporating into new or existing office buildings, of all sizes and heights, measures that should in the case of fire, safeguard lives of employees and the public and help to protect the building and its contents against fire. Includes sections on problem analysis, planning of escape routes, construction and fire safety signs, engineering services and ancillary accommodation, fire protection facilities and advice on procedures in case of fire. Does not apply to buildings during the course of construction or alteration.

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    Committee FSM/14
    Development Note REPLACES CP 3: CHAPTER 4: PART 3:1968.
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS 5395-3:1985 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 3: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF INDUSTRIAL TYPE STAIRS, PERMANENT LADDERS AND WALKWAYS
    BS 5395-1:1977 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF STRAIGHT STAIRS
    BS 5588-10:1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 10: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPPING COMPLEXES
    BS 6229:2003 FLAT ROOFS WITH CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORTED COVERINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 6259:1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, PLANNING, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF SOUND SYSTEMS
    BS 5588-6:1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
    BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs
    BS 5588-2(1985) : 1985 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPS
    BS 8220-2:1987 GUIDE FOR SECURITY OF BUILDINGS AGAINST CRIME - OFFICES AND SHOPS
    PD 6531:1997 QUERIES AND INTERPRETATIONS ON BS 5839:PARTS 1 AND 4 (AS AMENDED)
    BS 6266:1992 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE PROTECTION FOR ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING INSTALLATIONS
    BS 8220-2:1995 Guide for security of buildings against crime Offices and shops
    BS 5588-4:1978 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL IN PROTECTED ESCAPE ROUTES USING PRESSURIZATION
    BS 7083:1996 GUIDE TO THE ACCOMMODATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) EQUIPMENT
    BS 7083:1989 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACCOMMODATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
    BS 8214:1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES WITH NON-METALLIC LEAVES
    BS 6492-2:1985 TRANSPORTABLE ACCOMMODATION UNITS - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND SITING WITH GUIDANCE ON OCCUPANCY
    PD 6531:1992 QUERIES AND INTERPRETATIONS ON BS 5839 PARTS 1 AND 4 (AS AMENDED)
    BS 5234-1:1992 PARTITIONS (INCLUDING MATCHING LININGS) - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION

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    BS 476-23:1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COMPONENTS TO THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF A STRUCTURE
    BS 476-4:1970 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 4: NON-COMBUSTIBILITY TEST FOR MATERIALS
    BS 5588-9:1989 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING DUCTWORK
    BS 5410-1:1977 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OIL FIRING - INSTALLATIONS UP TO 44 KW OUTPUT CAPACITY FOR SPACE HEATING AND HOT WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES
    PD 6512-1:1985 USE OF ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN IN BS 5588
    BS 5306-5.2:1984 Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Halon systems Halon 1211 total flooding systems
    BS 5306-5.1(1982) : 1982 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1301 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    BS CP3:CH5-2(1972) : AMD 7908 CODE OF BASIC DATA FOR THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - LOADING - WIND LOADS
    PD 6512-3:1987 USE OF ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN IN BS 5588 'FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS' - GUIDE TO THE FIRE PERFORMANCE OF GLASS
    BS 476-20:1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 20: METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION (GENERAL PRINCIPLES)
    BS 476-21:1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 21: METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF LOADBEARING ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION
    BS 6459-1(1984) : 1984 DOOR CLOSERS - SPECIFICATION FOR MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF CRANK AND RACK AND PINION OVERHEAD CLOSERS
    BS 5306-6.2:1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - FOAM SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-1:1976 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HYDRANT SYSTEMS HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    BS 5588-8:1988 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MEANS OF ESCAPE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
    BS 5839-3:1988 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMATIC RELEASE MECHANISMS FOR CERTAIN FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
    BS 5852-1:1979 FIRE TEST FOR FURNITURE - PART 1: METHODS OF TEST FOR THE IGNITABILITY BY SMOKER'S MATERIALS OF UPHOLSTERED COMPOSITES FOR SEATING
    BS 5395-1:1977 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF STRAIGHT STAIRS
    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 5588-4:1978 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL IN PROTECTED ESCAPE ROUTES USING PRESSURIZATION
    BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs
    BS CP3:CH4-1(1971) : AMD 2708 CODE OF BASIC DATA FOR THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE - FLATS AND MAISONETTES - (IN BLOCKS OVER TWO STOREYS)
    BS 476-31.1:1983 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies - Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions
    BS 5306-2:1979 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    BS 476-8:1972 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA FOR THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF ELEMENTS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
    BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Method for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction
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