The BS 9999 Handbook. Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings

bs9999BS 9999 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings is the essential code of practice that gives the recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings.

This new guide delivers the tools needed to use the standard effectively, plus sets out a methodology for successfully deploying its flexible design recommendations.

Bringing together the key information on BS 9999, including learning points and background information, this easy-to-use and practical handbook can help you quickly and effectively prepare or evaluate designs to the requirements of the Building Regulations.

Read it to get recommendations on how to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings, including escape for disabled people.

Each chapter starts with key learning points to summarize what you need to know. Tools such as the Decision Chart on Designing for Means of Escape, and the Key Factors for Assessing Management Levels will make planning easier.

The book also includes the most commonly used data, tables and figures, as well as recommendations for shopping complexes, theatres, cinemas and similar public venues as well as process plant and outdoor venues.

The book on BS 9999 will give you insights into fire safety guidance for the following:

• Risk profiles including occupancy characteristics
• Management levels
• Additional fire protection measures
• Travel distances, door and stair widths
• Escape for disabled people
• Considerations for fire fighting
• Building structure
• Theatres and cinemas
• Shopping complexes
• Plant buildings and outdoor structures.


Worked examples take you step-by-step through the considerations for a two storey retail unit, a high-rise office building, and a mixed-risk profile building.

The BS 9999 Handbook will be relevant to:

• Designers
• Fire engineers
• Fire and Rescue Services
• Fire safety managers
• Regulators
• Insurers
• Contractors.


Bringing together key information on BS 9999, including in depth worked examples, this handbook can be used when preparing or evaluating a design to the requirements of the Building Regulations.

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