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BS 5588-6:1991

Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. Code of practice for places of assembly

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : October 1991 Replaced By : BS 9999:2008

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This code of practice provides guidance for designers and the building construction team in their task of incorporating into new buildings, or into alterations to existing buildings, measures that should, in the event of fire, safeguard the lives of the public, staff and performers in assembly buildings of all sizes and that may help to protect the building and its contents against the effect of fire.

This code applies to buildings used for indoor entertainment and/or assembly, but does not apply to those areas of sports grounds covered by the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975. Assembly use may also intermingle with other uses, e.g. a dance area associated with a restaurant or a public house (shop use), and the guidance in this code should be applied to such assembly areas.

An assembly building may contain a number of different assembly type activities to which this code should be applied but, where parts operate in their own right as shops or offices, reference should be made to BS 5588-11 for those parts which should be provided with independent escape routes. Similarly, an assembly building may form part of a shopping complex, and it is particularly important where there is an entrance to an assembly building from a shopping mall that the guidance given in BS 5588-10 is followed.

This code deals with planning, construction and equipment for fire safety, and the provision of escape routes in case of fire, in new assembly buildings and in alterations and extensions to existing assembly buildings. It includes measures and equipment required to assist firefighting in buildings with upper storeys beyond the reach of mobile fire appliances operating outside the building. This code makes specific recommendations in terms of protection, number and position of exits, provides guidance on design principles for preventing the spread of fire, and indicates the fire precautions necessary in these buildings.Guidance for managers of places of assembly can be located in BS 5588-12.

In a building that has to have a fire certificate, the advice given may have to be varied in accordance with the conditions of the fire certificate. Guidance is also included to cover those cases where a building is in course of construction or alteration and is in part used.

This code is not intended to apply to buildings during the course of construction or alteration.




Standard NumberBS 5588-6:1991
TitleFire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. Code of practice for places of assembly
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 October 1991
Confirm Date01 November 2007
Withdrawn Date01 April 2009
Cross ReferencesBS 31, BS 476-4, BS 476-6, BS 476-7, BS 476-8, BS 476-11, BS 476-20, BS 476-21, BS 476-22, BS 476-23, BS 476-31.1, BS 799-5, BS 4293, BS 4533, BS 4568, BS 4607-2, BS 4678, BS 4790, BS 5266-1, BS 5274, BS 5306-0, BS 5306-1, BS 5306-2, BS 5306-3, BS 5306-4, BS 5306-5, BS 5306-6, BS 5306-7, BS 5395-1, BS 5395-2, BS 5395-3, BS 5410-1, BS 5410-2, BS 5423, BS 5467, BS 5499-1, BS 5588-4, BS 5588-5, BS 5588-8, BS 5588-9, BS 5588-10, BS 5588-11, BS 5588-12, BS 5720, BS 5725-1, BS 5839-1, BS 5839-3, BS 5852, BS 5867-2, BS 5906, BS 6099-2.2, BS 6180, BS 6207, BS 6262, BS 6266, BS 6346, BS 6387, BS 6459-1, BS 6575, BS 6644, BS 6798, BS 7036, BS 7346-1, BS 7346-2, BS 7346-3, BS 8214, BS 8313, BS EN 81, CP 1007, PD 6512-1, PD 6512-3, PD 6520, IP 17/89 Photoluminescent markings for escape routes, Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975, Building Regulations, Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), Fire Precautions Act 1971, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987, Building Act 1984, Theatres Act 1968, Cinemas Act 19
Replaced ByBS 9999:2008
Amended ByAMD 10212
AMD 10443
AMD 14990
Draft Superseded By79/10918 DC
DescriptorsFire safety in buildings, Fire safety, Buildings, Design, Safety measures, Emergency exits, Theatres, Concert halls, Legislation, Smoke, Width, Seating, Stairs, Exits, Gangways (buildings), Access, Fire resistance, Fire detectors, Fire doors, Plans, Corridors, Area, Storage, Construction systems, Stages (entertainment facilities), Electrical safety, Lighting systems, Ventilation, Fire alarms, Heating, Waste disposal (buildings), Automatic, Safety devices, Firefighting equipment, Fire sprinklers, Switches, Smoke control, Management, Personnel, Maintenance, Bibliography, Inspection, Buildings open to the public, Definitions, Fire-escape routes, Car parks (buildings), Kitchens, Restaurants
ICS13.220.01
91.040.10
Title in FrenchPrecautions contre l incendie dans la conception, la construction et l utilisation de batiments. Code de pratique des lieux de rassemblement.
Title in GermanBrandverhuetung in der Bauweise, Konstruktion und Benutzung von Gebaeuden. Versammlungsraeume
CommitteeFSH/14
ISBN0 580 19865 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages82
File Size1.482 MB
Price£228.00


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