BS 5306-8:2012 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

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BS 5306-8:2012

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : October 2012

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BS 5306-8:2012 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

Well maintained and professionally installed fire extinguishers are fundamentally safe and easy to use. Research has shown that extinguishers are successful in a significant number of fires each year and make a major contribution to first aid fire safety.

BS 5306-8:2012 gives advice and guidance on the suitability and positioning of portable fire extinguishers, primarily those conforming to BS EN 3, that can be carried by one person and that are used for the protection of buildings, other premises, contents and to assist evacuation.

Contents for BS 5306-8:2012 includes:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Provision of extinguishers – General recommendations
  • Extinguisher characteristics
  • Positioning of extinguishers
  • Suitability of extinguishers for various classes of fire
  • Distribution of extinguishers according to fire classification and rating of extinguisher
  • Fires involving electrical equipment
  • Provision of replacement extinguishers

Supersession

BS 5306-8:2012 supersedes BS 5306-8:2000, which is withdrawn.




Standard NumberBS 5306-8:2012
TitleFire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 October 2012
Confirm Date01 November 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 5306-3, BS 7863, BS EN 2, BS EN 3, BS 3632, BS 5423, BS 6643-1, BS 7867, BS 7937, BS EN 1645-1, PAS 79, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations, 1996, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 1996, Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004, Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations 2001, Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern, Ireland) 2003, Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting, Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 2011. London, Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 20
ReplacesBS 5306-8:2000
Draft Superseded By12/30152565 DC
DescriptorsFire extinguishers (built-in), Fire extinguishers, Selection, Siting, Fire safety in buildings, Portable, Firefighting equipment
ICS13.220.10
CommitteeFSH/2
ISBN978 0 580 57262 3
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages30
File Size125 KB
Price£170.00


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