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BS 9999:2017

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Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice
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English

Published date

28-02-2017

Foreword
Section 1: General
0 Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General recommendations and background
Section 2: Risk profiles and assessing risk
5 Assessing risk
6 Risk profiles
Section 3: Ensuring effective fire protection
7 Ensuring effective fire protection
Section 4: Designing for the management of fire risk
8 Establishing fire risk management systems
9 Fire safety documentation
10 Designing so that a building can be managed
Section 5: Designing means of escape
11 Principles of means of escape
12 Evacuation strategy
13 Internal subdivision and spatial/visual orientation
14 Designing means of escape
15 Minimum package of fire protection
16 Horizontal means of escape
17 Vertical means of escape
18 Additional fire protection measures
Section 6: Access and facilities for fire-fighting
19 General recommendations for fire-fighting facilities
20 Facilities for fire-fighting
21 Vehicle access
22 Water supplies for fire and rescue service use
23 Communications systems for fire and rescue service
   use
24 Fire control centre
25 Fire-fighters emergency switches for discharge
   lighting installation
26 Drawings for fire and rescue service use
27 Heat and smoke control
28 Electrical services
Section 7: Designing the building structure (load-bearing
           and non-load-bearing elements)
29 Designing the building structure - General
30 Fire resistance
31 Compartmentation
32 Openings
33 Concealed spaces
34 Materials and finishes
35 External fire spread and building separation
36 Accommodation ancillary to the main use of the
   building
37 Engineering services
Section 8: Special risk protection
38 Special risk protection
Section 9: Managing occupied buildings
39 Commissioning and handover
40 Managing occupied buildings
41 Fire prevention
42 Ensuring that systems respond properly in an
   emergency
43 Planning the response to a fire
44 Emergency actions
45 Evacuation of disabled people
46 Management of fire safety prior to full occupation
   of a building
47 Building works, alterations, decommissioning
   and demolition
Annexes
Annex A (normative) - Additional recommendations for
        property protection and business continuity
Annex B (normative) - Recommendations for atria
Annex C (informative) - Design solutions and exemplars
        for atria
Annex D (normative) - Recommendations for theatres,
        cinemas and similar venues
Annex E (normative) - Recommendations for shopping
        complexes
Annex F (normative) - Process plant and outdoor
        structures
Annex G (normative) - Recommendations for refuges
        and evacuation lifts
Annex H (normative) - Fire safety manual
Annex I (normative) - Routine inspection and maintenance
        of fire safety installations
Annex J (normative) - Fire control centre and evacuation
        management
Annex K (informative) - Fire safety equipment, facilities
        and systems
Annex L (informative) - Signs and signage
Annex M (normative) - Phased evacuation
Annex N (informative) - Typical arrangements to keep
        firefighters lift wells free from water
Annex O (normative) - Operational information (emergency
        packs) for the fire and rescue service
Annex P (normative) - Commissioning and handover
        of smoke control systems
Annex Q (normative) - Fire safety training
Annex R (normative) - Control of conditions in public
        areas
Annex S (normative) - Recommendations for owners
        of multi-occupancy residential buildings
Annex T (informative) - Examples of fire instruction
        notice text
Annex U (normative) - Audience/crowd control
Annex V (normative) - Hot work
Annex W (normative) - Routine inspection and maintenance
        of ventilation and air conditioning ductwork
Annex X (informative) - Examples of evacuation strategies
Bibliography
Index

Provides recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around buildings.

This British Standard gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around buildings. This British Standard is not applicable to the following types of building, which are covered in BS9991: dwellings (single-family dwelling houses, self-contained flats or maisonettes); 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; specialized housing. It is not applicable to houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) or buildings in which occupants receive medical care. It might have only limited applicability to certain specialist buildings and areas of buildings (e.g. areas of lawful detention). This British Standard is applicable to the design of new buildings, and to material alterations, extensions and material change of use of an existing building. NOTE Attention is drawn to the Building Regulations 2010 [1] and equivalent national variations ([3] to [5]) in respect of the definition of material alterations, extensions and material change of use. It also provides recommendations and guidance on the ongoing management of fire safety in a building throughout the entire life cycle of the building, including measures for designers to ensure that the overall design of a building assists and enhances the management of fire safety. It can be used as a tool for assessing existing buildings, although fundamental change in line with its recommendations might be limited or not practicable. The recommendations and guidance given in this British Standard are intended to safeguard the lives of building occupants and fire-fighters. Whilst some of the recommendations and guidance might also assist in the achievement of other fire safety objectives – such as protection of property, the environment, communities and business/service viability – additional measures might be necessary which are outside the scope of this British Standard. This British Standard does not cover fire safety design strategies for extreme events such as terrorist actions.

Committee
FSH/14
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 16/30314117 DC and BS 9999(2008). (01/2017)
DocumentType
Standard
ISBN
9780580977169
Pages
418
ProductNote
C1. Correction to Table 24
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
Supersedes

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