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“BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 150 countries worldwide” www.bsigroup.co.uk British Standards are frequently referred to in Means of Escape's articles, news bulletins and features. Below is a list of some of the BSI specifications that have featured in some of our publications. The list is by no means exhaustive and we regular update the details to ensure we display the best possible information to our readers.

We have organised the specifications categorically however we appreciate that some may overlap or be duplicated in multiple sections.

Fire Detection & Alarm Systems BSI gives recommendations on fire detection and fire alarm systems in new and existing dwellings and buildings of all sizes. The standards and publications are essential reference for specifiers, designers and installers, including fire brigades, local authorities, housing associations, fire alarm contractors, building control officers, consulting engineers, electrical contractors and building surveyors.

• BS 10999:2010 - Specification for distress signal units for the fire and rescue service.

• BS 5446-3:2005 - Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for smoke alarm kits for deaf and hard of hearing people.

• BS 5839-1:2013 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.

• BS 5839-6:2013 - Code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings.

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

• 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.

• BS 8521: 2009 - Specification for dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) signalling protocol for social alarm systems.

• BS EN 50130-4:2011 - Alarm systems. Electromagnetic compatibility. Product family standard. Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems.

• BS EN 54-20:2006 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Aspiring smoke detectors.

• BS EN 54-23:2010 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices.

• BS ISO 7240-8:2007 - Fire detection and alarm systems. Carbon monoxide fire detectors using an electro- chemical cell in combination with a heat sensor.

ISO 7240-7 - Fire detection and alarm systems. Point-type smoke detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization. 

EN 54-5 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Point heat detectors.

BS EN 54-12:2015 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors. Line detectors using an optical beam.

BS EN 54-26:2015 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Carbon monoxide detectors. Point detectors.

BS EN 54-30:2015 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Multi-sensor fire detectors. Point detectors using a combination of carbon monoxide and heat sensors. 

BS EN 54-22:2015 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Resettable line-type heat detection.

BS EN 54-27:2015 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Duct smoke detectors.

EN 54-7 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors. Point detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionisation.

PAS 79:2007 - Fire risk assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology.

BS ISO 7240-29 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire detectors

  • BS ISO 7240-15:2014 - Fire detection and alarm systems. Point type fire detectors using smoke and heat sensors.

Fire Extinguishers/Fighting Equipment BSI standards and publications give recommendations for users, consultants and industry professionals who require an understanding of fire extinguishing systems and their applications. Other BSI standards in this section provide guidance in matters affecting the design, installation, testing and maintenance of fire mains and fixed firefighting systems.

• BS 336:2010 - Specification for fire hose couplings and ancillary equipment.

BS1869:1997 - Fire blankets

BS EN3-7: 2004+A1: 2007 - Portable fire extinguishers. Charateristics, performance requirements and test methods

• BS 4422:2005 - Fire. Vocabulary.

• BS 5306-0:2011 - Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment.

• BS 5306-1:2006 - Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Hose reels and foam inlets.

• BS 5306-3:2009 - Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

• BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012 - Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specifications for carbon dioxide systems.

• BS 5306-8:2012 - Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice.

BS 5306-9:2015 -  Code of practice for recharging of portable fire extinguishers

BS 5306-3 - Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice.

• BS 6643-1:1985 - Recharging fire extinguishers (manufactured to BS 5423 'Specification for portable fire extinguishers'). Specification for procedure and materials.

• BS 7273-1:2006 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of gaseous total flooding extinguishing systems.

• BS 750:2012 - Specification for underground fire hydrants and surface box frames and covers.

• BS 9990:2015 - Code of practice for non-automatic firefighting systems in buildings.

• BS EN 12094-1:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for electrical automatic control and delay devices.

• BS EN 12094-10:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for pressure gauges and pressure switches.

• BS EN 12094-11:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for mechanical weighing devices.

• BS EN 12094-12:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for pneumatic alarm devices.

• BS EN 12094-13:2001 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for check valves and non-return valves.

• BS EN 12094-16:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for odorizing devices for CO.

• BS EN 12094-2:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for non-electrical automatic control and delay devices.

• BS EN 12094-3:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for manual triggering and stop devices.

• BS EN 12094-4:2004 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for container valve assemblies and their actuators.

• BS EN 12094-5:2006 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for high and low pressure selector valves and their actuators.

• BS EN 12094-6:2006 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for non-electrical disable devices.

• BS EN 12094-7:2001 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for nozzles for CO2 systems.

• BS EN 12094-8:2006 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for connectors.

• BS EN 12094-9:2003 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for special fire detectors.

• BS EN 13565-1:2003+A1:2007 - Fixed firefighting systems. Foam systems. Requirements and test methods for components.

• BS EN 13565-2:2009 - Fixed firefighting systems. Foam systems. Design, construction and maintenance.

• BS EN 14339:2005 - Underground fire hydrants.

• BS EN 15004-10:2008 - Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for IG-541 extinguishant

• BS EN 15767-3:2010 - Portable equipment for projecting extinguishing agents supplied by fire fighting pumps. Portable monitors. Foam devices

• BS EN 1846-3:2002+A1:2008 - Firefighting and rescue service vehicles. Permanently installed equipment. Safety and performance.

• BS EN 1866-1:2007 - Mobile fire extinguishers. Characteristics, performance and test methods.

• BS EN 27201-1:1994 - Fire protection. Fire extinguishing media. Halogenated hydrocarbons. Specifications for halon 1211 and halon 1301.

• BS EN 27201-2:1994 - Fire protection. Fire extinguishing media. Halogenated hydrocarbons. Code of practice for safe handling and transfer procedures.

• BS EN 27201-2:1994 - Fire protection. Fire extinguishing media. Halogenated hydrocarbons. Code of practice for safe handling and transfer procedures.

• BS EN 3_9:2006 Portable fire extinguishers. Additional requirements to EN3-7 for pressure resistant of CO2 extinguishers.

• BS EN 3-8:2006 - Portable fire extinguishers. Addition requirements to EN3-7 for the construction, resistant to pressure and mechanical tests for extinguishers with a maximum allowable pressure equal to/lower than 30 bar.

• BS EN 4649:2009 - Aerospace series. Handheld fire extinguishers with synthesis gases, for aircraft use. Technical specification and qualification conditions.

• BS EN 615:2009 - Fire protection. Fire extinguishing media. Specifications for powders (other than class D powders).

• BS EN 671-1:2012 - Fixed firefighting systems. Hose systems. Hose reels with semi-rigid hose.

• BS EN 671-2:2012 - Fixed firefighting systems. Hose systems. Hose systems with lay-flat hose.

• BS EN 671-3:2009 - Fixed firefighting systems. Hose systems. Maintenance of hose reels with semi-rigid hose and hose systems with lay-flat hose.

• BS ISO 14520-2:2006 - Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design. CF.

• BS ISO 15371:2009 - Ships and marine technology. Fire-extinguishing systems for protection of galley cooking equipment.

• BS ISO 3500:2005+A1:2010 - Gas cylinders. Seamless steel CO.

• BS 5041-1:1975 - Fire hydrant systems equipment - Specification for landing valves for wet risers.

• BS 5041-2:1987 - Fire hydrant systems equipment - Specification for landing valves for dry risers.

• BS 5041-3:1975 - Fire hydrant systems equipment - Specification for inlet breechings for dry riser inlets.

• BS 5041-4:1975 - Fire hydrant systems equipment - Specification for boxes for landing valves for dry risers.

• BS 5041-5:1974 - Fire hydrant systems equipment - Specification for boxes for foam inlets and dry riser inlets.

Sprinkler Systems These BSI standards are a safety must-have. They specify requirements and give recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems in buildings and industrial plants, as well as residential and domestic environments.

• BS 5306-0:2011 - Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment.

• BS 7273-5:2008 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures . Electrical actuation of watermist systems (except pre-action systems).

• BS 7273-3:2008 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of pre- action watermist and sprinkler systems.

• BS 9251:2005 - Sprinkler systems for residential and domestic occupancies. Code of practice.

• BS 9999:2008 - Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

• BS EN 12259-5:2002 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Water flow detectors.

• BS EN 12259-3: 2000 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Dry alarm valve assemblies.

• BS EN 12259-4: 2000 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Water motor alarms.

• BS EN 12259-1: 1999 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Sprinklers.

• BS EN 12259-2: 1999 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Wet alarm valve assemblies.

• BS EN 12845:2004+A2:2009 - Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance.

BS EN 12259-14 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Sprinklers for residential applications.

ISO 6182-1:2014 - Fire protection. Automatic sprinkler sysystems. Requirements and test methods for sprinklers.

• ISO 6182-5:2006 Ed 2 - Automatic sprinkler systems. Requirements and test methods for deluge valves.

 ISO 6182-16 - Automatic sprinkler systems. Requirements and test methods for fire pump relief valves

• ISO 6182-6:2006 Ed 1 - Automatic sprinkler systems. Part 6: Requirements and test methods for check valves Requirements and test methods for check valves.

  •  EN 694 - Fire-fghting hoses. Semi-rigid hoses for fixed systems.
  • EN 1947 - Fixed fire-fighting hoses. Semi-rigid delivery hoses and hose assemblies for pumps and vehicles.
  • EN 14540 - Fire-fighting hoses. Non-percolating layflat hoses for fixed systems

EN 12094-4 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for container valve assemblies and their actuators.

EN 12094-5 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for high and low pressure selector valves and their actuators.

EN 12094-7 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for nozzles for CO2 systems.

EN 12094-8 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for connectors.

EN 12094-12  - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for pneumatic alarm devices.

EN 12094-13 - Fixed firefighting systems. Components for gas extinguishing systems. Requirements and test methods for check valves and non-return valves.

EN 12559-9- Fixed firefighting systems. Components for sprinkler and water spray systems. Deluge alarm valves.

ISO 7076-4:2016 - Foam fire extinguishing systems. High expansion foam equipment.

Fire Safety, Engineering & Design Managing fire safety starts with the initial design of a building. The design should minimize the risk of fire and ensure that, if a fire does occur, appropriate fire safety systems (including active, passive, and procedural systems) are in place. It is now compulsory for companies to conduct a fire risk assessment. As an employer, or as someone who has control of a workplace, you must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The management of fire safety is an essential element in averting disaster in the event of a fire. Although many buildings will never have a serious life-threatening fire, it is essential for fully functional fire safety procedures to be an integral part of every building. The following BSI standards and publications on fire safety are essential reading for a wide audience, from company directors to fire wardens.

• BS 4422:2005 - Fire. Vocabulary.

BS 16733-1 Fire safety engineering. Selection of design fire scenarios and design fires. Selection of design fire scenarios. 

• BS 5429:1976 - Code of practice for safe operation of small-scale storage facilities for cryogenic liquids.

• BS 5499-10:2014 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs, Guidance for the selection and use of safety signs and fire action notices. 

BS 5499-4:2013 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs, Code of practice for escape route signing

• BS 5499-10:2006 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs, Code of practice for the use of safety signs, including fire safety signs.

• BS 5502-23:2004 - Buildings and structures for agriculture. Fire precautions. Code of practice

 • BS 6266:2011 - Fire protection for electronic equipment installations. Code of practice.

• BS 6510:2010 - Steel-framed windows and glazed doors. Specification.

• BS 7273-4:2007 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors.

BS 7863:2009 - Recommendations for colour coding to indicate the extinguishing media contained in portable fire extinguishers

• BS 7974:2001 -Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. Code of practice.

• BS 7974-0:2002 -Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. Guide to design framework and fire safety engineering procedures.

• BS 8202-1:1995 - Coatings for fire protection of building elements. Code of practice for the selection and installation of sprayed mineral coatings.

• BS 8214:2008 - Code of practice for fire door assemblies. • BS 8214:2008 - Code of practice for fire door assemblies.

• BS 8220-1:2000 - Guide for security of buildings against crime. Dwellings.

• BS 9999:2008 - Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

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

• BS EN 12051:2000 - Building hardware. Door and window bolts. Requirements and test methods.

• BS EN 13126-1:2011 - Building hardware. Hardware for windows and door height windows. Requirements and test methods. Requirements common to all types of hardware.

• BS EN 13126-10:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Arm-balancing systems.

• BS EN 13126-11:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Top hung projecting reversible hardware.

• BS EN 13126-12:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Side hung projecting reversible hardware.

• BS EN 13126-13:2012 - Building hardware. Hardware for windows and balcony doors. Requirements and test methods. Sash balances.

• BS EN 13126-14:2012 - Building hardware. Hardware for windows and balcony doors. Requirements and test methods. Sash fasteners.

• BS EN 13126-15:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Rollers for horizontal sliding and sliding folding windows and doors.

• BS EN 13126-16:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Hardware for Lift&Slide windows and doors.

• BS EN 13126-17:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Hardware for Tilt&Slide windows and doors.

• BS EN 13126-19:2011 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and door height windows. Sliding closing devices.

• BS EN 13126-2:2011 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Window fastener handles.

• BS EN 13126-3:2011 - Building hardware. Hardware for windows and door-height windows. Requirements and test methods. Handles, primarily for Tilt&Turn, Tilt-First and Turn-Only hardware.

• BS EN 13126-4:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Espagnolettes.

• BS EN 13126-5:2011 - Building hardware. Hardware for windows and door height windows. Requirements and test methods. Devices that restrict the opening of windows and door height windows.

• BS EN 13126-6:2008 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Variable geometry stay hinges (with or without a friction stay).

• BS EN 13126-7:2007 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and door height windows. Finger catches.

• BS EN 13126-8: 2006 - Building hardware. Requirements and test methods for windows and doors height windows. Tilt & turn, tilt-first and turn-only hardware.

• BS EN 13478:2001+A1:2008 - Safety of machinery. Fire prevention and protection.

• BS EN 14600:2005 - Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.

• BS EN 14637:2007 - Building hardware. Electrically controlled hold-open systems for fire/smoke door assemblies. Requirements, test methods, application and maintenance.

• BS EN 1634-1:2008 - Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.

• BS EN 1634-2:2008 - Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance characterisation test for elements of building hardware.

• 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.

• BS EN 179:2008 - Building hardware. Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods.

• BS EN 1906:2012 - Building hardware. Lever handles and knob furniture. Requirements and test methods. 

BS EN 1366-1:2014 - Ventilation ducts. Fire resistance tests for service installations.

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

BS EN 16282-4 Equipment for commercial kitchens. Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens. Air inlets and outlets. Design and safety requirement

BS EN 16282-6 Equipment for commercial kitchens. Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens. Air duct. Design and dimensioning.

BS EN 16282-7 Equipment for commercial kitchens. Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens. Installation and use of fiexed fire suppression systems.

BS EN 16282-9 Equipment for commercial kitchens. Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens. Capture and containment performance of extraction systems. Test methods

BS EN 1366-12:2014 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Non-mechanical fire barrier for ventilation ductwork.

BS EN 1634-1:2014 - Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, opnable windows and elements of building hardware.

EN 15882-1:2011/A1 - Fire resistance tests for service installations. Ducts

• BS EN 60335-2-103:2003. Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for drives for gates, doors and windows.

• BS EN 81-58:2003 - Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests. Landing doors fire resistance test.

• BS ISO 12472:2003 - Fire resistance of timber door assemblies. Method of determining the efficacy of intumescent seals.

• BS ISO 23601:2009 - Safety identification. Escape and evacuation plan signs.

• BS ISO 3864-3:2012 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.

• BS ISO 7010:2008 - Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs

16069 - Graphical symbols. Safety signs. Safety wayguidance systems (SWGS)

• BS ISO/TR 13387-7:1999 - Fire safety engineering. Detection, activation and suppression.

  • BS 8484 - Provision of lone worker services. Code of practice.

• BS ISO/TR 13387-8:1999 - Fire safety engineering. Life safety. Occupant behaviour, location and condition.

  • EN 15650:2010/A1 - Ventilation for buildings. Fire dampers.

• PAS 79:2007 (Hard Copy) - Fire risk assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology.

• PD 6512-3:1987. Use of elements of structural fire protection with particular reference to the recommendations given in BS 5588 'Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings'. Guide to the fire performance of glass.

• PD 7974 - Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. Code of practice.

• BS EN 1366-5:2010 - Fire resistance tests for service installations.

Service ducts and shafts. Fire Tests Fire testing generally falls into two categories: tests to measure ignition and the spread of flames from one area to another, and tests to measure fire resistance. Fire resistance tests measure a material's ability to continue to serve its structural role during a fire. BSI’s European and International standards give recommendations on fire tests and fire resistance testing of construction materials and structures

• BS 476-10:2009 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs

• BS 476-3:2004 - Fire tests on building materials and structures, Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs

• BS EN 13501-1:2007 - Fire classification products and building elements, Classification using data from reaction to fire tests.

  • 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.

• BS EN 13823:2002 - Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item

• BS EN 1363-1:1999 - Fire resistance tests, General requirements.

• BS EN 60695-11-2:2003 - Fire hazard testing. Test flames. 1 kW nominal pre-mixed flame. Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance.

• BS EN 60695-11-3:2012 Fire hazard testing. Test flames. 500 W flames. Apparatus & confirmational test methods.

• BS EN 60695-11-4:2011 - Fire hazard testing. Test flames. 50 W flames. Apparatus and confirmational test method

• BS EN 60695-11-40:2002 - Fire hazard testing. Test flames. Confirmatory tests. Guidance.

• BS EN 60695-11-5:2005 - Fire hazard testing. Test flames. Needle-flame test method. Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance

• BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010 - Reaction to fire tests. Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame. Single flame source test.

• BS EN ISO 1716:2010 - Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value).

• BS EN ISO 9239-1: 2010 - Reaction to fire tests for floorings. Determination of the burning behaviour using a radiant heat source.

Emergency lighting Fire safety laws in the UK place considerable responsibility on all those involved in designing, installing and manufacturing emergency lighting systems, to meet fire safety risk assessments. Users and their supporting engineers need appropriate knowledge of the legislation, relevant standards and product practices to ensure that requirements are correctly implemented. BSI offers a range of standards, training and supporting guidance in the area of emergency lighting.

• BS 5266-1:2016 - Code of practice for the escape lighting of premises.

• BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004 - Emergency escape lighting systems.

• BS EN 1838:2013, BS 5266-7:1999 - Lighting applications. Emergency lighting.

• BS 5266-4:1999 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for design, installation, maintenance and use of optical fibre systems.

• BS 5266-5:1999 - Emergency lighting. Specification for component parts of optical fibre systems.

• BS 5266-6:1999 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for non-electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use. Photoluminescent systems.

BS 5266-8:2004 - Emergency lighting: Servicing & Testing

• BS 5266-2:1998 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use.

 

Fire Doors A fire door is a vital safety device engineered to save lives and property. Its correct specification, fitting and maintenance are the responsibility of each and every person involved in the process from specification to maintenance.

  • BS EN 15269-5:2014 - Extended application of test results for fire resistance and/or smoke control for door shutter and openable window assemblies, including their elements of building hardware. Fire resistance of hinged and pivoted metal framed glazed doorsets and openable windows.
  • BS 8214:2008 - Code of practice for fire door assemblies.
  • BS EN 15269-20:2009 - Extended application of test results for fire resistance and/or smoke control for door shutter and openable window assemblies, including their elements of building hardware. Smoke control for hinged and pivoted steel, timbeer and metal framed glazed doorsets. 
  • BS EN 15269-1 - Extended application of test results for fire resistance and/or smoke control for door, shutter and openable window assemblies. 
  • BS EN 1634-2:2008 - Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance characterisation test for elements of building hardware.
  • BS EN 1643-3:2004 - Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.

 

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