BS 9991:2015


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BS 9991:2015


Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
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BS 9991:2015 gives recommendations and guidance on the design,management and use of the following building types, to achieve reasonablestandards of fire safety for all people in and around:

  • dwellings (single-family dwelling houses, self-contained flats ormaisonettes);
  • residential accommodation blocks (e.g. for students or hospital staff), withindividual bedrooms and the provision of kitchen/sanitary facilitiesconstructed within a fire compartment;
  • specialized housing.

NOTE 1 Recommendations for fire safety in the design, management and use ofbuildings other than residential buildings are given in BS 9999.

It is not applicable to hotels, caravans/mobile homes, hospitals, residential carehomes, places of lawful detention or hostels.

NOTE 2 Requirements for means of escape from caravans and mobile homes aregiven in BS 3632.

This British Standard is applicable to the design of new buildings, and tomaterial alterations, extensions and material change of use of an existingbuilding.

NOTE 3 Attention is drawn to the Building Regulations 2010 [1] and equivalentregional variations [3] to [5] in respect of the definition of material alterations,extensions and material change of use.

It also provides recommendations and guidance on the ongoing management offire safety in a building throughout the entire life cycle of the building,including measures for designers to ensure that the overall design of a buildingassists and enhances the management of fire safety. It can be used as a tool forassessing existing buildings, although fundamental change in line with itsrecommendations might be limited or not practicable.

The recommendations and guidance given in this British Standard are intendedto safeguard the lives of building occupants and fire-fighters. Whilst some of therecommendations and guidance might also assist in the achievement of otherfire safety objectives – such as protection of property, the environment,communities and business/service viability – additional measures might benecessary which are outside the scope of this British Standard.

This British Standard does not cover fire safety design strategies for extremeevents such as terrorist actions.

Cross References:
BS 476
BS 799-5
BS 3251
BS 4514
BS 5234
BS 5255
BS 5266-1
BS 5306-0
BS 5306-3
BS 5306-8
BS 5395-1
BS 5410-1
BS 5410-2
BS 5839
BS 5852
BS 5867-2:2008
BS 5906
BS 6180
BS 6262-4
BS 6263-2
BS 6400
BS 6644
BS 6798
BS 7157:1989
BS 7176
BS 7273-4
BS 7346-7
BS 7346-8
BS 7671
BS 8214
BS 8313
BS 8414-1
BS 8414-2
BS 8519:2010
BS 8524
BS 9251:2014
BS 9990
BS 9999
BS EN 81
BS EN 1154
BS EN 1363
BS EN 1364
BS EN 1365
BS EN 1366
BS EN 1634-1
BS EN 1634-3:2004
BS EN 12101
BS EN 12845
BS EN 13501
BS EN 13823
BS EN 60947
BS EN ISO 1182
BS EN ISO 1716
BS ISO 3864-1
DD 8458-1
BR 135:2013
UKLPG Code of practice 1-2:2000
HSE Guidance note CS4:1986
BS 3632
BS 5516-2
BS 6891
BS 7346
BS 7974
BS 8300
BS 9266
BS 25999
BS EN 1155
BS EN 1991-1-2
BS EN ISO 11925-2
BS EN ISO 14122-4
DD ENV 1187:2002
PD 7974-5
PD 7974-6
Building Regulations 2010
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014
Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010
Construction Products Regulations 2013
Housing Act 2004
Equality Act 2010
Building Regulations 2000
BRE DG 208:1988
BR 187:1991
BR 274:1994
Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996
Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres
Regulations 2002
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
(Northern Ireland) 2007
HSG 168:2010
Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document.

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