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Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

BS 9999:2017

Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - code of practice (Incorporating corrigendum No. 1)

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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.


Supersedes BS 9999:2008. First published October 2008. Second (present) edition, January 2017. Amendment dated February 2017 - C1. Correction to Table 24. Came into effect 31 January 2017.




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