BS 8423:2010+A1:2016 - Fireguards for fires and heating appliances for domestic use. Specification

BS 8423:2010+A1:2016

Fireguards for fires and heating appliances for domestic use. Specification

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2010



This British Standard specifies the requirements and test methods of fireguards intended for use with heating appliances utilizing organic fuel (e.g. gas, solid fuel, oil) or electricity, and which can be situated in an open area or against or on a wall, or within a recess.

Such appliances can be permanently fixed in position or can be moveable, and can incorporate open fires including combination grates, or closed fires, including room heaters and stoves.

The fireguards specified in this standard are intended to protect people from falling into a fire, prevent burns and reduce the risk of injury, particularly to young children and the infirm. In addition it is intended to reduce the risk of fire resulting from clothing and/or other flammable materials coming into contact with, or in proximity to, burning fuel and/or hot surfaces.

The fireguards specified are not intended to reduce the risk of fires caused by flying particles, which are covered by BS 3248.


Examples of different types of fireguards are illustrated in Annex A.

Standard NumberBS 8423:2010+A1:2016
TitleFireguards for fires and heating appliances for domestic use. Specification
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2010
Confirm Date01 November 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 71-3, BS EN 71-1, BS EN ISO 3248
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 3248
ReplacesBS 8423:2002
Amended ByAmendment, July 2016
Draft Superseded By16/30339788 DC
DescriptorsChemical hazards, Fire, Marking, Fire safety, Thermal resistance, Heaters, Fire guards, Coatings, Heating equipment, Instructions for use, Electric heaters, Domestic, Performance testing
ISBN978 0 580 93848 1
File Size1.515 MB

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