Standard Documents

Complying with industry standards and regulations is more important than ever. With the government introducing gateways, checks and enforcement bodies to ensure existing and upcoming projects are safe for all occupants, FDS Consult UK frequently update our Standard Documents reference page.

You’ll find the relevant fire safety regulations you should be aware of on this page. For more insight on these and industry events, take a look at our news page with regular updates from our fire safety consultants and fire engineers.

*last updated – 7th Feb 2022

 

REFERENCE 

DATE

FULL TITLE

Approved Document B

2019

Fire Safety: Volume 1 – Dwellings (incorporating 2020 amendments)

Approved Document B 

2019

Fire Safety: Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellings (incorating 2020 amendments)

Approved Document F2

2021

Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings

Approved Document M1

2015

Volume 1: Dwellings (incorporating 2016 amendments)

Approved Document M

2015

Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings (incorporating 2020 amendments_

BR 187

2014

BRE External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances

BS 476 Part 4

1970

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials

BS 476 Part 6

1989

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of fire test for fire propagation for products

Current, but not for use in the UK.

Superseded by BS EN 13823 (the SBI test) and classification against BS EN 13501-1

BS 476 Part 7

1997

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products

Current, but not for use in the UK.

Superseded by BS EN 13823 (the SBI test) and classification against BS EN 13501-1

BS 476 Part 11

1982

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of assessing the heat emission from building materials

BS 476 Part 12

1991

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for ignitability of products by direct flame impingement

Current, but not for use in the UK.

Superseded by BS EN ISO 11952-2 I CEN

BS 4790

1987

Method for determination of the effects of a small source of ignition on textile floor coverings (hot metal nut method)

BS 5266 Part 1

2016

Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

BS 5499 Part 4

2013

Safety signs – Code of practice for escape route signing

BS 5839 Part 1

2017

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises

BS 5839 Part 6

2019

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises

BS 7176 (+ A1:2011)

2007

Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites

BS 7346 Part 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

BS 7346 Part 8

2013

Components for smoke control systems. Code of practice for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance

BS 8214

2016

Code of practice for fire door assemblies

BS 8414 Part 1

2020

Fire performance of external cladding systems. Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding systems applied to the masonry face of a building

BS 8414 Part 2

2020

Fire performance of external cladding systems. Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding systems fixed to and supported by a structural steel frame

BS 8458

2015

Fixed fire protection systems – Residential and domestic watermist systems – Code of practice for design and installation

BS 8519

2020

Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting. Code of practice

BS 8524 Part 1

2013

Active fire curtain barrier assemblies – Specification

BS 8524 Part 2

2013

Active fire curtain barrier assemblies – Code of practice for application, installation and maintenance

BS 9251

2021

Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies – code of practice

BS 9990

2015

Non-automatic firefighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

BS 9991

2015

Fire Safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice

BS 9999

2017

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

BS EN 12101 Part 2

2017

Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

BS EN 12101 Part 6

2005

Smoke and heat control systems – Specification for pressure differential systems – kits

BS EN 12101 Part 7

2011

Smoke and heat control systems. Smoke duct sections

BS EN 12845 2015+A1

2019

Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintained

BS EN 13501 Part 1

2018

Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests

BS EN 13501 Part 2

2016

Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services

BS EN 13501 Part 5

2016

Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests

BS EN 1366 Part 1

2014

Fire resistance tests for service installations. Ventilation ducts

BS EN 1838

2013

Lighting applications. Emergency lighting

BS EN 60529:1992+A2

2013

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)

BS EN 81 Part 20

2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

BS EN 81 Part 72

2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighter lifts

BS EN 81 Part 73

2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Behaviour of lifts in the event of a fire

BS ISO 3864 Part 1

2011

Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

BS ISO 4190 Part 1

2010

Lift (elevator) installation. Class I, II, III and VI lifts

CIBSE 

2019

CIBSE Guide E – V1.2: Fire Safety

Construction Regulations

2015

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 

Equality Act

2010

Equality Act

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety)

1988

Furniture and furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 

GN 29

2007

LFEPA Fire safety Guidance Note – Access for fire appliances

GN 70

2004

LFEPA Fire safety Guidance Note – LFB premises information boxes

PAS 79

2012

Fire Risk Assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology

Regulation 38

2010

Building Regulations: Regulation 38 – Fire safety information

Regulatory Reform Order 

2005

The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order

Smoke Control Association Guidance

2020

Guidance on smoke control to common escape routes in apartment buildings (flats and maisonettes) (Rev 3.1 July 2020) 

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