BS 9999 - The essential fire safety standard is being revised

Fire safety standards exist to reduce risks and help save lives. They also mitigate other impacts of fire, including those of business continuity, heritage and the environment.

The recommendations and guidance given in BS 9991 and BS 9999 are intended to safeguard the lives of building occupants and fire-fighters. These are key fire safety standards, while BS 9999 focuses on non-residential buildings, BS 9991 covers residential buildings.

Both standards provide recommendations on how organizations can meet the requirements of fire safety legislation through design, taking flexible and practical approaches. They also give recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around buildings.

BS 9999 is currently being revised to reflect the changes to building and construction of the last few years. Keep your suite of fire safety standards up-to-date and pre-order the new edition BS 9999.


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The committee responsible for BS 9999 has also developed other fire-related standards:

BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
BS 9990:2015 Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice
BS 6266:2011 Fire protection for electronic equipment installations. Code of practice
BS 5306-1:2006 Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Hose reels and foam inlets
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BS 9991:2015

BS 9991 exists to help people put adequate fire safety measures in place in residential buildings.


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