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UNSPECIFIED Para:BS EN 54-7:2018 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors - point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

Details requirements, test methods and performance criteria for point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, used in fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Includes point smoke detectors that incorporate more than one smoke sensor operating on these principles.

UNSPECIFIED Para:BS EN 81-58:2018 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Examination and tests Landing doors fire resistance test

This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The procedure allows for the measurement of integrity and if required the measurement of radiation and thermal insulation. No requirements other than the verification that the specimen is operational are included for mechanical conditioning before the test as these are included in the relevant product standard.


2019 Para:UNSPECIFIED Vehicle access for fire appliances

Firefighters need to be able to reach a fire quickly with their equipment. Physical safety and lives of both the firefighters and the occupants of the building, can be jeopardised by delays in reaching the fire.
Requirement B5(2) of the England and Wales Building Regulations states that ‘reasonable provision shall be made within the site of the building to enable fire appliances to gain access to the building’. The requirements will be met if ‘there is sufficient means of external access to enable fire appliances to be brought near to the building for effective use’.
Firefighting facilities should include, where appropriate:
(a) Provision of vehicular access for appliances to the perimeter of the building or site (b) Provision of easy and speedy entry to the site and the interior of the building for firefighters and their equipment (c) Provision of and access to sufficient supplies of a firefighting medium (usually water), as determined by a risk assessment. General guidance is given below. If it is proposed to deviate from this, you should seek advice from your NHBC surveyor.

HB2876 1 11/15 19 Para:UNSPECIFIED Avoiding common fire safety issues

Our review shows that, since 2011, half of those claims relating to warranty cover for Building Regulation non-compliance have been related to fire safety. This review has identified four principal areas where improvements can be made: n Cavity barriers and firestopping. n Firestopping of service penetrations. n The use of intumescent collars and wraps to service penetrations. n Self-closing fire doors. The guidance discussed in this article focuses on the above, drawing on examples of interventions made during construction.

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