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a1 loading absorptive material air path air permeability airborne sound insulation alternative escape routes annex c: glossary appendix 4 the health and safety file appendix a: key terms (adk) appendix a: key terms (adr) appliance ventilation duct assessment in lieu of test audit documentation automatic release mechanism b1 means of waring and escape b2 internal fire spread linings b3 internal fire spread structure b4 external fire spread b5 access and facilities for the fire service background ventilator balanced compartment barrier ber boundary building building and land associated with the building building contract building control building notice building regulations advisory committee (brac) building safety building work buttressing wall capacity cavity cavity barrier ce marking ceiling change control procedures clear opening width client closable opening combustion appliance (or appliance) combustion appliances and fuel storage systems 2010 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments commissioning common space compartment (fire) compartment wall compartment wall or floor compartmentation completion stage construction control plan construction operative construction site construction work continuous operation core service disciplines coupled assembly cquivalent area definitions design design and build design responsibility matrix designation system designer desktop study dfee rate direct heating display lighting display window dlw doorset draught diverter dwelling dwelling (adm1) dwelling (l2a) electrical installation* element of structure emergency escape lighting emergency lighting equivalent area escape lighting escape route evacuation lift explanation of terms used external wall extra-low voltage* extract ventilation fanned draught installation final exit fire alarm system fire and emergency file fire and smoke damper fire compartment fire damper fire doorset fire resistance fire resisting (Fire resistance) fire risk assessment fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england fire-separating element fire-stop (Fire-stopping) firefighting lift firefighting lobby firefighting shaft firefighting stair fireplace recess flanking element flat flue flueblock chimney fluepipe following edge (of door) full plans gross internal volume habitable room handrail health & safety strategy health and safety file heat input rate heated wholesome water high-usage entrance door higher risk residential building (hrrb) hot water storage system unit impact sound insulation independent ceiling indirect heating installation instructions intermediate landing internal wall interstitial condensation introduction key terms (adf) leading edge (of door) level life cycle of building light reflectance value (lrv) lighting designer low voltage* maintenance and operational strategy manual control material alteration material changes of use materials means of escape measurement network termination point non-combustible material notified body part b - fire safety part l - conservation of fuel and power permanent opening is a ventilation opening pipe plans certificates platform floor point of access post-occupancy evaluation pre-construction information principal works project performance project team member protected circuit protected corridor/lobby protection from falling collision and impact 2013 edition – for use in England* proven purge ventilation purpose group purpose-provided ventilation rated heat input rated heat output for a solid fuel appliance rated heat output for an oil appliance reasonably practicable regulation 7 - materials and workmanship regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005 risk assessment risk assessments rooflight room room for residential purposes rw safety case sanitation hot water safety and water efficiency 2015 edition with 2016 amendments secure doorset self-closing device separating floor separating wall sheltered housing site site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture 2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments site rules softened wholesome water specialist process lighting stage standard parking bay storey exit structure 2004 edition incorporating 20042010 and 2013 amendments suitable ground surface surface condensation surface water activity suspended ceiling sustainability checkpoint technology strategy temperature relief valve temporary the management regulations thermal element thermoplastic material traffic route unprotected area utility stair vehicle ventilation ventilation opening whole building ventilation window
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a1 loading

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

absorptive material

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

air path

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

air permeability

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

airborne sound insulation

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

alternative escape routes

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

annex c: glossary

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

appendix 4 the health and safety file

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

appendix a: key terms (adk)

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

appendix a: key terms (adr)

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

appliance ventilation duct

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

assessment in lieu of test

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

audit documentation

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

automatic release mechanism

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

b1 means of waring and escape

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

b2 internal fire spread linings

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

b3 internal fire spread structure

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

b4 external fire spread

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

b5 access and facilities for the fire service

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

background ventilator

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

balanced compartment

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

barrier

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

ber

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

boundary

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

building

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

building and land associated with the building

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

building contract

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

building control

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

building notice

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

building regulations advisory committee (brac)

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

building safety

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

building work

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

buttressing wall

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

capacity

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

cavity

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

cavity barrier

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

ce marking

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

ceiling

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

change control procedures

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

clear opening width

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

client

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

closable opening

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

combustion appliance (or appliance)

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

combustion appliances and fuel storage systems 2010 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

commissioning

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

common space

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

compartment (fire)

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

compartment wall

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

compartment wall or floor

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

compartmentation

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

completion stage

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

construction control plan

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

construction operative

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

construction site

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

construction work

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

continuous operation

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

core service disciplines

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

coupled assembly

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

cquivalent area

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

definitions

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

design

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

design and build

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

design responsibility matrix

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

designation system

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

designer

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

desktop study

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

dfee rate

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

direct heating

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

display lighting

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

display window

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

dlw

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

doorset

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

draught diverter

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

dwelling

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

dwelling (adm1)

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

dwelling (l2a)

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

electrical installation*

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

element of structure

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

emergency escape lighting

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

emergency lighting

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

equivalent area

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

escape lighting

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

escape route

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

evacuation lift

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

explanation of terms used

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

external wall

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

extra-low voltage*

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

extract ventilation

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

fanned draught installation

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

final exit

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

fire alarm system

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

fire and emergency file

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

fire and smoke damper

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

fire compartment

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

fire damper

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

fire doorset

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

fire resistance

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

fire resisting (Fire resistance)

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

fire risk assessment

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS 476-24:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

To determine fire resistance of vertical and horizontal ventilation ducts, with or without branches. To measure ability of fire resistance without dampers.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures General rulesStructural fire design

Gives requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance of steel structures.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

fire-separating element

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

fire-stop (Fire-stopping)

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

Para:BS EN 1366-2:2015 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Fire dampers

Details the method to determine fire resistance of fire dampers installed in fire separating elements which are designed to withstand heat and the passage of fire, smoke and gases at high temperature.

Para:BS EN 1366-8:2004 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Smoke extraction ducts

Determines the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts. Applicable only to smoke extraction ducts that pass through another fire compartment from the fire compartment to be extracted in case of fire. Represents fire exposure of a fully developed fire.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

firefighting lift

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

firefighting lobby

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

firefighting shaft

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

firefighting stair

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

fireplace recess

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

flanking element

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

flat

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

flue

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

flueblock chimney

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS 5839-8:2013 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems

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. Includes systems with a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

fluepipe

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

following edge (of door)

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

full plans

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

gross internal volume

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

habitable room

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

handrail

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

health & safety strategy

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

health and safety file

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

heat input rate

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

heated wholesome water

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

high-usage entrance door

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

higher risk residential building (hrrb)

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

hot water storage system unit

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

impact sound insulation

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

independent ceiling

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

indirect heating

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

installation instructions

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

intermediate landing

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

internal wall

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

interstitial condensation

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

introduction

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

key terms (adf)

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

leading edge (of door)

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

level

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

life cycle of building

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

light reflectance value (lrv)

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

lighting designer

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

low voltage*

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

maintenance and operational strategy

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7273-4:2015 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

Offers recommendations for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of fire. Looks at categories and methods of actuation.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

manual control

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

material alteration

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

material changes of use

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

materials

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

means of escape

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

measurement

Para:BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs (AMD 16169) (AMD 16924)

Measures the capacity to resist fire penetration when exposed to radiation and flame; and the distance of flame spread on outer surface of roof covering.

network termination point

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

non-combustible material

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15725:2010 Extended application reports on the fire performance of construction products and building elements

Provides procedures for preparing reports relating to the extended application process using the results of reaction to fire tests, fire resistance tests and external fire exposure to roof tests carried out for fire classification of products and product families

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

notified body

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

part b - fire safety

Para:BS 8313:1997 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications - Code of practice

Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.Establishes life safety and fire-fighting electrical loads and details the performance requirements of the electrical distribution system in terms of fire survival time, to maintain integrity in defined fire conditions for a specified period.

Para:BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Manual call points (AMD 16126) (AMD Corrigendum 16487)

Specifies the requirements and methods of test for manual call points in fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around buildings.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

part l - conservation of fuel and power

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

permanent opening is a ventilation opening

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

pipe

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

plans certificates

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

platform floor

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

point of access

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (AMD 15447) (+A2:2008) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Makes recommendations for the provision of fire detection and fire alarm systems in a wide variety of premises. Covers a range of systems from simple manual (one or two call points) to complex automatic networked systems (comprising detectors, call points, sounders, control panels and indicating panels), pointing out the benefits of each rather than making recommendation of which to be used in specific premises types.

post-occupancy evaluation

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

pre-construction information

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS 5839-9:2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Recommendations are given for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication (EVC) systems in and around buildings and at sports, entertainment and similar venues.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - code of practice

Sets out the framework for the engineering principles of fire safety in building design. Offers recommendations along with guidance for protecting people, property and the environment from fire and covers both new and existing buildings. Gives an overview for the design approach, and then covers the qualitative design review process, qualitative and quantitative analysis, acceptance criteria, quality assurance, reporting and presentation of results.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

principal works

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

project performance

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 13501-3:2005+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers (+A1:2009)

Specifies the procedure for classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products and building elements used as components of building service installations.

project team member

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

protected circuit

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

protected corridor/lobby

Para:BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Covers materials, dimensions, fire protection, means of escape.

Para:BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment (AMD 10207) (AMD 17256)

Constructional and performance requirements for mechanisms intended to hold open (or closed) fire protection equipment such as fire doors, dampers etc., releasing on manual operation or receipt of a fire signal.

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

protection from falling collision and impact 2013 edition – for use in England*

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

proven

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

purge ventilation

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

purpose group

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

purpose-provided ventilation

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

rated heat input

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

rated heat output for a solid fuel appliance

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

rated heat output for an oil appliance

Para:BS EN 50200:2015 Method of test for resistance to fire of unprotected small cables for use in emergency circuits

Applicable to cables for emergency circuits, of rated voltage not exceeding 600/1000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80V, and for optical fibre cables.

reasonably practicable

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

regulation 7 - materials and workmanship

Para:BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

termination of the fire test performance of products used as internal linings in buildings, results are expressed as a fire propagation index.

Para:BS EN 12101-6:2005 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for pressure differential systems - Kits (AMD Corrigendum 16745)

These are designed to hold back smoke at a leaky physical barrier in a building, such as a door (either open or closed) or other similarly restricted openings. Details are given for calculation, test procedures, installation and commissioning procedures. They are intended to offer protection for means of escape (stairwells, corridors and lobbies) and to provide a protected firefighting bridgehead for the Fire Services.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.

Para:BS EN 13501-2:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005

Para:BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings - Code of practice

Presents good practice for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of non-automatic fire-fighting systems including wet and dry fire-fighting mains.

risk assessment

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

risk assessments

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides general recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of buildings, ensuring effective fire protection for all people in and around buildings. It is applicable to new buildings and to alterations, extensions and changes of use of an existing building. Covers the entire life cycle of a building, using a risk assessment approach and risk profiles. Looks at means of escape and evacuation strategy, access and fire-fighting facilities, building structure including load and non-load bearing elements and special risk protection.

rooflight

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

room

Para:BS 4422:2005 Fire. Vocabulary

Defines terms specific to, and in general use by, fire protection agencies. Does not include terms where the standard dictionary definition is applicable, nor terms and definitions which are unique to any small specialised discipline within fire safety.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

room for residential purposes

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

rw

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for partitions, fully insulated, partially insulated and uninsulated doorsets and shutter assemblies, ceiling membranes and glazed elements.

safety case

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

Para:BS EN 1634-3:2004 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies (incorporating Corrigendum No. 1)

Can be applied to door and shutter assemblies of different types intended for purposes of controlling the passage of smoke in case of fire.

Para:BS EN 81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighters lifts (incorporating corrigendum July 2015)

Applies to lifts installed primarily for passengers’ use with additional protection, controls and signals which enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire service. Identifies significant associated hazards, and specifies safety requirements and protective measures. Also discusses verification procedure.

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

sanitation hot water safety and water efficiency 2015 edition with 2016 amendments

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

secure doorset

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

self-closing device

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

separating floor

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

separating wall

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Details test requirements for beams, columns, floors and flat roofs, and walls.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Decorative wallcoverings - roll form

For wallcovering products supplied in roll form, designed for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, using an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.

sheltered housing

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS 9990:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Provides recommendations and guidance for the design, management and use of residential buildings, focussing on ensuring the fire safety of all people. Applies to dwellings, residential accommodation blocks and specialised housing. Covers designing means of escape, active fire protection, construction design, stairs and exits, HVAC, ancillary accommodation to flats and maisonettes, access and fire-fighting facilities, and building works.

site

Para:BS EN 81-20:2014 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.

Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.

site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture 2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 3251:1976 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Details dimensions for sheet steel, cast iron, aluminium alloy or plastics indicator plates. Covers colours and finish, tests for impact resistance, colour stability, resistance to weathering, flexibility and security of removable numerals. Also includes recommendations for fixing.

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Components for residential sprinkler systems - specification and test methods for residential sprinklers

Gives construction and performance requirements and test methods for sprinklers operated by change of state of an element or bursting of a glass bulb under the influence of heat.

Para:BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards - Definitions, requirements and test methods (+A1:2009) (incorporating corrigendum July 2006)

This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

site rules

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

softened wholesome water

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

specialist process lighting

Para:BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

Gives recommendations and guidance for the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. Also covers the illumination needed for safe movement and recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

Para:BS EN 14604:2005 Smoke alarm devices (incorporating corrigendum October 2008)

Specifies requirements, test methods, performance criteria, and manufacturer's instructions for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential application.

Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

stage

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

standard parking bay

Para:BS 7346-7:2013 Components for smoke and heat control systems. Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car parks

Gives guidance on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered parking areas for cars and light commercial vehicles. Covering open-sided and enclosed car parks as well as systems intended to protect means of escape for occupants of the car park or the building housing the car park, systems intended to assist active fire-fighting operations and systems intended to provide smoke clearance following suppression of a fire.

storey exit

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

structure 2004 edition incorporating 20042010 and 2013 amendments

Para:BS 4514:2001 Thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings ((No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

Para:BS 5255:1989 Specification for thermoplastics waste pipe and fittings

Dimensions and performance for pipes and fittings made of ABS, MUPVC, PE or PP in nominal sizes of 1¼ by 32, 1½ by 40 and 2/50 for the conveyance of domestic effluent.

suitable ground surface

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

surface condensation

Para: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

Measures air leakage of door and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions as being representative of smoke penetration occurring from the early stages or at a remote position from a fire occurring in a building.

surface water activity

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

suspended ceiling

Para:BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure (AMD 9458)

Detailed test requirements for the contribution made by suspended ceilings to beams and by intumescent seals to doorsets and shutter assemblies.

Para: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

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction (AMD 1873) (AMD 3816) (AMD 4822) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Determines heating conditions, methods of test and fire resistance of products used for walls, partitions, flat roofs, columns, beams, suspended ceilings, doors, shutters, glazing and ceiling membranes.

Para:BS 8313:1997 Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts

Code of practice for accommodation of building services in ducts. Gives recommendations for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of fixed ducts in buildings for the accommodation of services. Also covers suspended flooring, ceiling voids and cavities.

sustainability checkpoint

Para:BS 8313:1997 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies - Code of practice

Details recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems to be used for life safety purposes with additional benefits for property and environmental protection in residential and domestic occupancies

technology strategy

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Signs with specific safety meanings (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Looks at safety signs that use geometric shapes and safety colours to provide information for actions to take to prevent, or reduce the risk of accidents, or for warning of hazards.

temperature relief valve

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

temporary

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

the management regulations

Para:BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings used in work places and public areas.

thermal element

Para:BS EN 13501-1:2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements

Details the procedure for reaction to fire classification covering all construction products, including those incorporated within building elements. Relates to three categories: construction products, floorings and linear pipe thermal insulation products.

thermoplastic material

Para:BS 2782-0:2011 Methods of testing plastic

Provides a general introduction to methods of test for plastics and covers, content and usage of BS 2782, units, apparatus and reagents, sampling, number and preparation of test pieces, direction of testing and the test report

Para:BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Describes a method for assessing the heat emission from building materials when inserted into a furnace at a temperature of 750°C.

Para:BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles) (incorporating amendment No. 1 and corrigendum No. 1)

Gives general details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices provide general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

Para:BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products (incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

Relates to the method of test to measure lateral spread of flame of vertical products under opposed flow conditions. The flat (composite or assembly) products could be used for walls or ceilings.

Para:BS 5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for manual call points (AMD 4685) (AMD 5085) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance)

Gives requirements and methods of test.

Para:BS EN 13238:2010 Reaction to fire tests for building products - conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

Describes conditioning procedures for test specimens and includes rules for selection of substrates for construction products when carrying out reaction to fire tests.

Para:BS EN 13501-5:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

Gives a set of fire performance classification procedures for roofs/roof coverings exposed to external fire. Includes principles for specimen preparation and testing, selection of the appropriate test method and field of application.

Para:BS EN 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

Includes requirements, test methods, evaluation and conformity and marking for fire dampers.

Para:BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

Details four test methods to determine the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials.

traffic route

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

unprotected area

Para:BS 5906:2005 Method of test for ignitability of fabrics used in the construction of large tented structures

Gives a method of test for the ignitability of fabrics which are used in the construction of large tented structures such as marquees, large tents, temporary buildings, awnings and any other structure utilizing large areas of a flexible membrane other than air supported structures.

Para:BS 7974:2019 Timber-based fire door assemblies - code of practice

Provides recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. Applicable for doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings up to and including 2 hours when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

Para:BS EN 14306:2015 Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations. Factory made calcium silicate (CS) products. Specification

This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made calcium silicate products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature range of approximately - 170 °C to + 1 100 °C. Calcium silicate products can be used below - 50 °C. Below the operating temperature of - 50 °C, special tests, regarding the suitability of the product in the intended application are advised (e.g. liquefaction of oxygen). Manufacturer's advice should be heeded in all cases. The products are manufactured in the form of boards, pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This European Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered. This European Standard does not specify the required level or class of a given property that should be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. Products with a declared thermal conductivity greater than 0,6 W/(m⋅K) at 10 °C are not covered by this standard. This European Standard does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building structure. This European Standard does not cover the following acoustical aspects: direct airborne sound insulation and impact noise transmission index.

utility stair

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

Para:BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware - Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

Details requirements for manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices for use in a panic situation on escape routes, mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar or horizontal touch-bar.

vehicle

Para:BS 5446-2:2003 Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs (reprinted incorporating amendment No.1 and Corrigenda Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Details are given for requirements and test methods for heat alarms permanently installed in dwellings or leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs).

ventilation

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS 5906:2005 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

Covers methods of storage, collection, segregation for recycling and recovery, and on-site treatment of waste from residential and non-residential buildings and healthcare establishments. It is applicable to new buildings, refurbishments and conversions of residential and non-residential buildings, including but not limited to retail and offices.

Para:BS EN 12101-2:2017 Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Details requirements, test methods and labelling for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators, to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

Para:BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

Provides design, installation and maintenance requirements and recommendations for fixed fire sprinkler systems (particularly those integral to measures for the protection of life) in buildings and industrial plant. Covers extent of sprinkler protection, classification of occupancies and fire hazards, hydraulic design, water supply, pumps, spacing and location of sprinklers, pipe sizing and layout, valves, alarms and signage.

Para:BS EN 13501-4:2016 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems

Details procedures for classification of smoke control system components and covers smoke control ducts, smoke control dampers, smoke barriers, powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilator fans, natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

ventilation opening

Para:BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods (incorporating Amendment No.1 and Corrigendum Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

Specifies requirements for separate hold-open devices and also for hold-open mechanisms incorporated in a door closer intended to be used on fire/smoke compartmentation doors

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

whole building ventilation

Para:BS 4514:2001 Indicator plates for fire hydrants and emergency water supplies (AMD 6736)

Considers materials, appearance, dimensions, jointing materials and requirements of unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes. Can also be used in above ground drainage systems.

Para:BS EN 12101-3:2015 Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans)

Details are given for methods of test and the requirements for powered smoke and heat control ventilators (fans) which can be installed in ventilation systems. Also gives details for approval of a range of ventilators and their motors from a limited number of tests.

window

Para:BS EN 1634-2:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows (+A1:2018) (Incorporating corrigendum August 2018)

Looks at the influence on fire performance of building hardware items incorporated into hinged or pivoted vertically installed fire door assemblies or vertically installed openable window assemblies, with fire resistance up to and including 240 minutes.

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