Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Intention. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Requirement B5: Access and facilities for the fire service, 1 . RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 97. ISBN 9781859469156

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Provisions covering access and facilities for the fire service are to safeguard the health and safety of
people in and around the building. Their extent depends on the size and use of the building. Most
firefighting is carried out within the building. In the Secretary of State’s view, requirement B5 is met
by achieving all of the following.
a. External access enabling fire appliances to be used near the building.
b. Access into and within the building for firefighting personnel to both:
i. search for and rescue people
ii. fight fire.
c. Provision for internal fire facilities for firefighters to complete their tasks.
d. Ventilation of heat and smoke from a fire in a basement.
If an alternative approach is taken to providing the means of escape, outside the scope of this
approved document, additional provisions for firefighting access may be required. Where deviating
from the general guidance, it is advisable to seek advice from the fire and rescue service as early as
possible (even if there is no statutory duty to consult).

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Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 14:44
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41

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