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BS 9999:2017 pdf free

BS 9999:2017 pdf free.Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice.
Users of this British Standard will usually be working within the design environment associated with a particular construction project, governed by legislation, processes, constraints, programmes and deliverables that might vary depending on premises type, location, client and regulatory requirements. Having said this, it is possible to propose a framework for the application of this standard that might help the user to optimize its contribution to a typical project, by offering guidance regarding the stages in that project when certain fire engineering and fire protection design activities might most usefully take place. As an example, it is often important that means of escape and fire-fighting access and facilities are considered reasonably early in the design process, as these often significantly influence the structural engineering and architectural design. If fire safety design input is sought or offered too late, it might prove difficult, time-consuming or costly to rectify.
It is also the case that by its nature this standard cannot be configured to present all the guidance applicable to any particular type of premises in the same place: it offers general recommendations and asks the user to cross-refer to different parts of the standard for situation-specific content (often contained in the annexes). Because of this, there is a risk that users might refer to parts of the general recommendations without acknowledging the existence of the specific recommendations, or might use only the specific recommendations without considering the general recommendations in the body of the standard. It is important that users of this standard use it as a whole; the use of individual parts in isolation (e.g. to justify variation from other codes or standards) might not necessarily result in acceptably safe design solutions.
Figure 1 seeks to assist users in the application of this standard to a typical construction project by suggesting when certain activities might most usefully and constructively be carried out, and by guiding the designer as to which parts of the document would usually be consulted at those stages. It uses as a reference the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work 2013 [111, which describes eight work stages for construction projects from business case and strategic brief through to handover into occupation and use. Each stage has defined boundaries, and the RIBA Plan of Work details the tasks and outputs required at that stage.
Whilst other project frameworks will be used according to need, with the RIBA plan not being used in many circumstances, it is widely applied and is included to illustrate how the fire-related design activities might most usefully and efficiently be coordinated with civil, architectural and building service design. It is an example of a typical design management process for a building — the activities in the chart will vary from project to project and it is not to be inferred that compliance with this British Standard requires the adoption of the RIBA plan, nor that the stages depicted are to be rigidly applied. The intention is that the principles therein can be adapted to suit the particular design management framework that is to be applied to the building.
Whilst the key components of the fire safety design can be established within the stages represented in the chart, it can be prudent to retain the services of any specialist fire engineering designer responsible for producing the fire strategy beyond these activities. Their support and advice during subsequent work stages up until and including completion and handover can contribute significantly to the safe, successful and timely delivery of the project.
Tall and very tall buildings
The recommendations in this British Standard can be applied to buildings of any height.
However, the increased design demands on structural integrity, services, fire safety systems, means of fire-fighting and evacuation generated by buildings in excess of 50 m high might mean that specific evaluation of all fire safety provisions is needed using a qualitative design review in accordance with BS 7974. This is to determine whether the recommendations in BS 9999 are appropriate, or whether a full fire engineered solution is required.
Management of fire safety
It is a fundamental assumption that features described in this British Standard will require management and maintenance throughout the life of the building.
Managing fire safety is the whole process throughout the life of a building, starting with the initial design, which is intended both to minimize the incidence of fire and to ensure that, when a fire does occur, appropriate fire safety systems (including active, passive, and procedural systems) are in place and are fully functional. Fire safety procedures and maintenance schedules are developed at the design stage and included in the fire safety manual, which is handed over to the person responsible for fire safety of the building in order to enable a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment to be carried out.BS 9999 pdf free download.

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