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

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  31-10-2015

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2011

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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

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    Specifies recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of building types, to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people.

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    Committee FSH/14
    Development Note Supersedes BS 5588-1(1990). (12/2011) Supersedes 11/30203947 DC. (01/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Supersedes

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    DD ENV 1187 : 2002 TEST METHODS FOR EXTERNAL FIRE EXPOSURE TO ROOFS
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    BS 8519:2010 SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF FIRE-RESISTANT POWER AND CONTROL CABLE SYSTEMS FOR LIFE SAFETY AND FIRE-FIGHTING APPLICATIONS - CODE OF PRACTICE
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    BS 7974:2001 CODE OF PRACTICE ON THE APPLICATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS
    BS 9251:2005 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND DOMESTIC OCCUPANCIES - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 3251:1976 Specification. Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies
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