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.
Supersedes BS 476-8:1972. Amendment 6487 dated April 1990 - Indicated by a sideline in the margin. Amendment C1 dated April 2014 - Information added to Foreword. This standard has been superseded by the current BS EN 1363-1 and BS EN 1363-2, but it has been retained based on legitimate need for the standards within non-EU markets. Confirmed March 2021.
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