Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings - Part 5: Access and facilities for fire-fighting
Recommendations and guidance on access and facilities for fire-fighting in buildings.
This part of BS 5588 provides recommendations and guidance on access and facilities for fire-fighting in buildings.
The principal changes included in this edition of the standard include:
a) new recommendations for vehicle access, water supplies, fire control centre, drawings for fire service use and smoke control;
b) removal of all recommendations relating to fire-fighting lifts that are now covered in BS EN 81-72;
c) updating of recommendations to reflect new regulations and changes in practice since the previous edition.
This British Standard is not applicable to buildings under construction.
History and related standards
This British Standard supersedes BS 5588-5:1991, which is withdrawn.
This standard includes the following cross references:
BS 3251, BS 5266-1, BS 5306-1, BS 5306-2, BS 5395-1, BS 5499-1,
BS 5588-4:1998, BS 5839-1, BS 5839-3, BS 5839-9, BS 6387:1994, BS 7671,
BS 7846:2000, BS EN 81-1:1998, BS EN 81-2:1998, BS EN 81-72:2003,
BS EN 1155, BS EN 12845.