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lifts internal walls Intumescent honeycombs Ionization Ironmongery (buildings) Labels Landings Layout Leak tests Lift wells Lifts Light Lighting levels Lighting systems Lining/dry partitioning Loadbearing walls Loading Locks Log sheets Maintenance Manually-operated devices Marking Mass Mathematical calculations Means of escape Means of escape from fire in buildings Mechanical testing Membrane structure Metals Natural ventilation Non-loadbearing walls Non-traditional building Occupational safety Optical measurement Overload Panels Panic bolts Paper Partitions Passenger lifts Performance Performance testing Permeability Physical property measurement Pipe caps Pipe connections Pipe couplings Pipe fittings Pipe junctions Pipes Plasterboard Plastics Plastics and rubber technology Plastics pipes Polyethylene Polymers Polypropylene Polyvinyl chloride Pressure testing Pressurized escape routes printed Projections Projections (buildings) Protective coatings Quality control Radiation Rainwater control systems Rainwater pipes read Reducing couplings Refuse disposal Release mechanisms relevant Reliability Reports Residential facilities Risers Risk assessment Roads Rolls Roof coverings Roof decking Rooflights roofs Safety colours Safety devices Safety measures Sampling methods Screwed fittings Sealing materials Seals Security Selection Service lifts Shape Sheet materials Shutters (buildings) Sign lighting (buildings) Signs Signs/Circulation fittings Siting Size skimmed Sliding doors Smoke Smoke control Smoke detectors Smoke extraction (buildings) Softening point Softening-point determination Sound insulation Space-heating systems Special subject areas Specimen preparation Spiral stairs Stairs Standard temperature Standby lighting Standpipes Steels Strength of materials Stress corrosion Structural design Structural fire protection Structural members Structural steels Structural systems Structures Surface spread of flame Suspended ceilings Suspended floors Switches Symbols Temperature Temperature-rise limit Terminology Test atmospheres Test duration Test equipment Test pressure Test specimens Testing Testing conditions Thermal insulating materials Thermal resistance Thermal testing Thermal-cycling tests Thermocouples Thermoplastic polymers Thickness Toxic materials Transport facilities Trap doors Treads (stairs) Type testing Underground Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride Ventilation Ventilation ductwork Ventilation equipment Ventilators Vicat apparatus Visibility Vocabulary Wall coverings Wall linings Walls walls/masonry/cavity walls Warning devices Waste disposal/drainage Waste-water drainage Water absorption Water supply Water vapour Weather resistance Windows Windows and doors Wood
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Acceptance (approval)

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 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.

Accident prevention

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.

Acoustic absorption

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.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

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.

Adhesives

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.

Air-conditioning systems

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

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

Alarm systems

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 54-11:2001 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.

Aluminium

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.

Anti-burglar measures

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.

Application procedures

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

Approval testing

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 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.).

Architectural design

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.

Automatic control systems

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.

Beams

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 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

Bend couplings

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.

Boards

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.).

Bolts (security)

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 services

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 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 5839-3:1988 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

building structur

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 476-20:1987 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.

Building structure

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.

building systems/frame

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 476-20:1987 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.

Building types

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 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 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.

Buildings

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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

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.

Buildings open to the public

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.

Burning rate

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

Cables

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.

Calibration

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.

Car parks

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.

Caravans

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.

Ceiling linings

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.

Ceilings

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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Cellular concrete

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.

Certification (approval)

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.

Chemical-resistance tests

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.

Chimneys

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

Civil engineering

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.

Classification systems

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 476-7:1997 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 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 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.

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 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 13501-4:2016 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Closing and check mechanisms

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 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 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.

Coated 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.

Colour

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.

Columns

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 476-8:1972 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 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

Combustibility

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.

Combustion

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.

Commissioning

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.

Comparative tests

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.

Concretes

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.

Conformity

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 12101-6:2005 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.

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.

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

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

Construction engineering works

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.

Construction materials

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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 13501-4:2016 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 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.

Construction systems parts

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 476-24:1987 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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 13501-4:2016 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 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.).

Control 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.

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.

Conveyor belts

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

Corrosion resistance

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.

Corrosion tests

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 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 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

Coverings and surface finishes

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.

Crowd safety

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.

Curtain walling

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

Dampers (air conditioning)

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.

Decorative materials

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.

Deflection tests

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.

Demountable suspended ceilings

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.

Density

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

Design calculations

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 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.

Designations

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.

Detectors

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.

Diameter

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.

Dimensional changes

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.

Dimensional measurement

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.).

Dimensions

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 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 476-21:1987 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 476-24:1987 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 476-7:1997 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 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 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 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 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.

Dome lights

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.

Domestic

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 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.

Domestic facilities

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.

Door closers

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

Doors

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 476-8:1972 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 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 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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.

Doorsets

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 476-31.1:1983 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 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.

Drainage

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.

Ducts

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.

Ducts (building services)

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 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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Ducts/flues/pipes

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 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.

Durability

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 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

Effluents (sewage)

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.

electric

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.

Electric cells

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.

Electric wiring systems

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.

Electrical installations

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.

Electrical services

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 5839-3:1988 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Electrical testing

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

Electrically-operated devices

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 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.

Electromagnetic compatibility

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.

Electronic equipment and components

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.

Emergency electrical installations

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.

Emergency exits

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 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 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.

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.

Endurance testing

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.

Environment (working)

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.

Environmental testing

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.

escalators and moving walks

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.

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.

Exits

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.

Explosions

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.

Facades

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

Fibre building board

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.

Fire

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 476-20:1987 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 476-22:1987 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 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 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 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 13501-1:2018 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 13501-4:2016 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 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

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

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.

Fire alarms

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 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 54-11:2001 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 barriers

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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Fire compartments

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

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

Fire control

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 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

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

Fire dampers

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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Fire detection equipment

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 5839-3:1988 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 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 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.

Fire detectors

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 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 54-11:2001 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 Doors

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 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 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 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 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.

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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 extinguishers

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.

Fire fighting equipment

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 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 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.

Fire hydrants

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.

Fire points

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 propagation

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.

Fire protection

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 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.

Fire resistance

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 476-24:1987 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 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 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 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 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.

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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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.).

fire retardant treatment

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.

Fire risks

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.

Fire 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 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 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 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 1366-8:2004 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 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 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.

Fire safety in buildings

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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 12101-2:2017 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 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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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.

Fire spread prevention

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 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 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 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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Fire tests

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 476-20:1987 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 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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 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 13501-4:2016 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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.

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-escape routes

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 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.

Fire-resistant materials

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 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.

Fire-test classifications

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 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 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 13501-4:2016 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Firefighting

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.

Firefighting equipment

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.

Fittings and equipment

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 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.

Fixing

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.

Flame-spread classifications

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.

Flammability

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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Flat roofs

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 476-8:1972 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.

Floor coverings

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.

Floors

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 476-8:1972 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 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 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 1366-2:2015 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 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.

floors/balconies/stairs

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 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.

Folding shutters

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Force

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.

Foul drainage above ground

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.

Furnaces

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.

Gangways (buildings)

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

Geometry

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.

Glare

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.

Glazing

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 476-8:1972 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Goods lifts

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.

Grades (quality)

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.

Graphic symbols

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.

Gypsum plaster

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 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.).

Hazard prevention in buildings

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.

Hazards

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.

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.

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 13501-4:2016 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.

Heat measurement

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.

Heat transfer

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.

Heating equipment

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

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

Heating tests

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.

High-temperature testing

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.

Hinged doors

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Hinges

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.

Housing/residential facilities

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 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.

Hydrants

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.

Ignitability

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 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.

Ignition

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.

Illuminance

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.

Impact strength

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.

Impact testing

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 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.

infrastructure and public utilities

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.

Inspection

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.

Installation

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 12101-6:2005 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 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 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.

Instructions for use

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 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.

Interior wall coverings

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.

Internal transport - lifts

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.

internal 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.

Intumescent honeycombs

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.

Ionization

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.

Ironmongery (buildings)

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 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 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.

Labels

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.

Landings

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.

Layout

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.

Leak tests

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 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 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 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 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.

Lift wells

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.

Lifts

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 81-20:2014 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.

Light

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.

Lighting levels

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.

Lighting systems

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.

Lining/dry partitioning

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.

Loadbearing 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 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

Loading

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 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.

Locks

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.

Log sheets

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.

Maintenance

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 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 12101-6:2005 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.

Manually-operated devices

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.

Marking

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 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 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 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

Mass

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.

Mathematical calculations

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 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.

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.

Means of escape from fire in buildings

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 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 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 12101-6:2005 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 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.

Mechanical testing

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 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 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

Membrane structure

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.

Metals

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.

Natural 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.

Non-loadbearing walls

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.

Non-traditional building

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.

Occupational safety

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.

Optical measurement

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.

Overload

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

Panels

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.

Panic bolts

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.

Paper

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.

Partitions

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 476-8:1972 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.

Passenger lifts

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.

Performance

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 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 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 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 12101-2:2017 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 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Performance testing

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 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 12101-2:2017 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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

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.

Permeability

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.).

Physical property measurement

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.).

Pipe caps

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.

Pipe connections

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 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.

Pipe couplings

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 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.

Pipe fittings

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 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.

Pipe junctions

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.

Pipes

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.

Plasterboard

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 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.).

Plastics

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 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 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.

Plastics and rubber technology

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

Plastics pipes

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.

Polyethylene

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.

Polymers

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 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.

Polypropylene

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.

Polyvinyl chloride

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.

Pressure testing

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.

Pressurized escape routes

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.

printed

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.

Projections

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.

Projections (buildings)

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

Protective coatings

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

Quality control

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 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 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 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.

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

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

Radiation

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.

Rainwater control 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.

Rainwater pipes

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.

read

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 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 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 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.

Reducing couplings

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.

Refuse disposal

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.

Release mechanisms

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.

relevant

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.

Reliability

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.

Reports

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 476-31.1:1983 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 476-8:1972 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 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 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

Residential facilities

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.

Risers

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.

Risk assessment

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.

Roads

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.

Rolls

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.

Roof coverings

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 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

Roof decking

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.

Rooflights

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.

roofs

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 476-3:2004 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 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 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 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.

Safety colours

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.

Safety devices

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 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.

Safety measures

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 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 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.

Sampling methods

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

Screwed fittings

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.

Sealing 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 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.

Seals

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.

Security

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.

Selection

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 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.

Service lifts

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.

Shape

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.

Sheet materials

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.

Shutters (buildings)

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 476-8:1972 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Sign lighting (buildings)

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.

Signs

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 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.

Signs/Circulation fittings

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 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.

Siting

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.

Size

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.

skimmed

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 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 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.

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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 81-72:2015 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.

Sliding doors

Para:BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Smoke

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 476-31.1:1983 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 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 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 1366-8:2004 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 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 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.

Smoke control

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Smoke detectors

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.

Smoke extraction (buildings)

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 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 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 1366-8:2004 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.

Softening point

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.

Softening-point determination

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.

Sound insulation

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.).

Space-heating systems

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

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

Special subject areas

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 476-20:1987 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 476-22:1987 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 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 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 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 13501-2:2016 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 15102:2019 Ventilation for buildings - fire dampers

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

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.

Specimen preparation

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 476-24:1987 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Spiral stairs

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.

Stairs

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.

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

Standard temperature

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 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.

Standby 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.

Standpipes

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.

Steels

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 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.

Strength of materials

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 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 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.

Stress corrosion

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.

Structural design

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 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 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.

Structural fire protection

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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 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.

Structural members

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.

Structural steels

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 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.

Structural systems

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.

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.

Surface spread of flame

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.

Suspended ceilings

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.

Suspended floors

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

Switches

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.

Symbols

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.

Temperature

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

Temperature-rise limit

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.

Terminology

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.

Test atmospheres

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

Test duration

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.

Test equipment

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 476-23:1987 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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Test pressure

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.

Test specimens

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 476-21:1987 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 476-24:1987 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Testing

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

Testing conditions

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 476-21:1987 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 476-24:1987 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 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 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 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 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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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 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.

Thermal insulating materials

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.

Thermal resistance

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.

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.).

Thermal testing

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 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.

Thermal-cycling tests

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.

Thermocouples

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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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.

Thermoplastic polymers

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 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.

Thickness

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 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.

Toxic materials

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.

Transport facilities

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.

Trap 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.

Treads (stairs)

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.

Type testing

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 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.

Underground

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.

Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride

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 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.

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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Ventilation ductwork

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 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 15650:2010 Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers

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

Ventilation equipment

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 476-24:1987 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 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 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.

Ventilators

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 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.

Vicat apparatus

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.

Visibility

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.

Vocabulary

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.

Wall coverings

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 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 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.

Wall linings

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 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.).

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 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 476-6:1989+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 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 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 1366-2:2015 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 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.

walls/masonry/cavity 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.

Warning devices

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 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.

Waste disposal/drainage

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 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.

Waste-water drainage

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.

Water absorption

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.

Water supply

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.

Water vapour

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.).

Weather 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.

Windows

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 1634-1:2014+A1:2018 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)

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 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.

Windows and doors

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 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 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.

Wood

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.

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