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Fire safety is an important component of building safety, and is therefore vital to the safe and risk-free running of your business. These BSI Standards and guidance publications are also important for building professionals, building surveyors, architects, electrical contractors, local authorities and consulting engineers.
- Emergency lighting
- Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
- Fire Extinguishing/Fighting Equipment
- Fire Safety, Engineering & Design
- Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Testing
The aim of BS 5266-1 is to promote wider understanding of the different types of emergency lighting system which may be employed, and to give guidance on their correct application to the varied requirements of different categories of premises.
Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
BS 5839-1 : 2013
BS 5839-1:2013 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic buildings.
BS 5839-8:2013 gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems.
BS EN 54-20:2006
BS EN 54-20:2006 specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for aspirating smoke detectors for use in fire detection and fire alarm systems installed in buildings.
Fire Extinguishing/Fighting Equipment
BS 5306-3:2009 gives best practice recommendations for the initial commissioning of portable fire extinguishers and provides schedules for the maintenance of fire extinguishers installed at locations
Code Of Practice For Fire Extinguishing Installations And Equipment On Premises. Hose Reels And Foam Inlets
BS 5306-1:2006 covers good practice in matters affecting the design, installation, testing and maintenance of hose reel and foam inlet systems and also gives recommendations for these systems.
Code Of Practice For The Operation Of Fire Protection Measures. Electrical Actuation Of Gaseous Total Flooding Extinguishing Systems
BS EN 3-8:2006
Portable fire extinguishers. Additional requirements to EN 3-7 for the construction, resistance to pressure and mechanical tests for extinguishers with a maximum allowable pressure equal to or lower than 30 bar.
Portable Fire Extinguishers. Additional Requirements to EN 3-7 for Pressure Resistance Of CO2 Extinguishers
BS 9990:2015 gives recommendations for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. It covers good practice in matters affecting the design, installation, testing and maintenance of such systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.
Fire Safety, Engineering & Design
BS 8214 gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors. The recommendations are applicable only to hinged or pivoted pedestrian doorsets, door assemblies, or door leaves of any material, fitted into frames of any material.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Code Of Practice For The Operation Of Fire Protection Measures. Electrical Actuation Of Pre-action Watermist And Sprinkler Systems
This part of BS 7273 gives recommendations for the design, installation and commissioning of electrical actuation arrangements for pre-action watermist and sprinkler systems.
BS EN 12845:2004+A2:2009
BS EN 12845 sets out the minimum requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of fixed fire sprinklers in buildings and industrial plants.
BS 9251:2014 gives recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems in domestic and residential occupancies.
Fire Tests On Building Materials And Structures. Guide To The Principles, Selection, Role And Application Of Fire Testing And Their Outputs
BS 476-10 describes the general principles and application of the methods in the series of standards for fire testing. Fire tests are used extensively in support of national fire safety legislation.
Fire Classification Of Construction Products And Building Elements. Classification Using Test Data From Reaction To Fire Tests
Fire Tests On Building Materials And Structures. Classification And Method Of Test For External Fire Exposure To Roofs
The tests described in this part of BS 476 are designed to give information about fires spreading to the roof of a building from a nearby fire outside the building itself.