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 – 15th Nov 2022

 

REFERENCE DATEFULL TITLE
Approved Document B2019Fire Safety: Volume 1 – Dwellings (incorporating 2020 amendments)
Approved Document B2019Fire Safety: Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellings (incorating 2020 amendments)
Approved Document F22021Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings
Approved Document M12015Volume 1: Dwellings (incorporating 2016 amendments)
Approved Document M2015Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings (incorporating 2020 amendments_
BR 1872014BRE External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances
BS 476 Part 41970Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials
BS 476 Part 61989

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Superseded by BS EN 13823 (the SBI test) and classification against BS EN 13501-1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 71997

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Superseded by BS EN 13823 (the SBI test) and classification against BS EN 13501-1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 111982Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of assessing the heat emission from building materials
BS 476 Part 121991

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Superseded by BS EN ISO 11952-2 I CEN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 47901987Method for determination of the effects of a small source of ignition on textile floor coverings (hot metal nut method)
BS 5266 Part 12016Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
BS 5499 Part 42013Safety signs – Code of practice for escape route signing
BS 5839 Part 12017Fire 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 62019Fire 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)2007Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites
BS 7346 Part 72013Components 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 82013Components for smoke control systems. Code of practice for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
BS 82142016Code of practice for fire door assemblies
BS 8414 Part 12020Fire performance of external cladding systems. Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding systems applied to the masonry face of a building
BS 8414 Part 22020Fire performance of external cladding systems. Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding systems fixed to and supported by a structural steel frame
BS 84582015Fixed fire protection systems – Residential and domestic watermist systems – Code of practice for design and installation
BS 85192020Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting. Code of practice
BS 8524 Part 12013Active fire curtain barrier assemblies – Specification
BS 8524 Part 22013Active fire curtain barrier assemblies – Code of practice for application, installation and maintenance
BS 92512021Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies – code of practice
BS 99902015Non-automatic firefighting systems in buildings. Code of practice
BS 99912015Fire Safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
BS 99992017Fire Safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice
BS EN 12101 Part 22017Smoke and heat control systems. Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators
BS EN 12101 Part 62005Smoke and heat control systems – Specification for pressure differential systems – kits
BS EN 12101 Part 72011Smoke and heat control systems. Smoke duct sections
BS EN 12845 2015+A12019Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintained
BS EN 13501 Part 12018Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests
BS EN 13501 Part 22016Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services
BS EN 13501 Part 52016Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roof tests
BS EN 1366 Part 1 + A1:20202014Fire resistance tests for service installations. Ventilation ducts
BS EN 18382013Lighting applications. Emergency lighting
BS EN 60529:1992+A22013Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)
BS EN 81 Part 202020Safety 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 722020Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Firefighter lifts
BS EN 81 Part 732020Safety 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 12011Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Design principles for safety signs and safety markings
BS ISO 4190 Part 12010Lift (elevator) installation. Class I, II, III and VI lifts
CIBSE2019CIBSE Guide E – V1.2: Fire Safety
Construction Regulations2015Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Equality Act2010Equality Act
Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety)1988Furniture and furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations
GN 292007LFEPA Fire safety Guidance Note – Access for fire appliances
GN 702004LFEPA Fire safety Guidance Note – LFB premises information boxes
PAS 792012Fire Risk Assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology
Regulation 382010Building Regulations: Regulation 38 – Fire safety information
Regulatory Reform Order2005The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order
Fire Safety Act2021The Fire Safety Act 2021
Building Safety Act2022Building Safety Act 2022
Code of Practice for the Provision of Premises Information Boxes in Residential Buildings2020FIA – NFCC – Code of Practice for the Provision of Premises Infoirmation Boxes in Residential Buildings Version 1 December 2020) (Rev 3.1 July 2020)
Smoke Control Association Guidance2020Guidance on smoke control to common escape routes in apartment buildings (flats and maisonettes) (Rev 3.1 July 2020)

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