BS 9991 on fire safety in residential buildings gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management, and use of residential buildings so that they attain reasonable standards of fire safety for all the people who are in and around them. It also provides guidance on the ongoing management of fire safety in a building throughout the entire lifecycle of the building.
BS 9999 gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around buildings. It also provides recommendations and guidance on the ongoing management of fire safety in a building throughout the entire life cycle of the building, including measures for designers to ensure that the overall design of a building assists and enhances the management of fire safety.
BS 8644-1:2022 – Digital management of fire safety information - Design, construction, handover, asset management and emergency response
This new national standard comes from a recommendation in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Accordingly, BS 8644-1:2022 enables a common industry approach to the management of digital asset information in the built environment, particularly fire safety information.
This guidance relates to the legal criteria for determining whether a building is considered a higher-risk building under the Building Safety Act 2022 and the Higher-Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2023. It relates to the definition of higher-risk building during the occupation phase of the higher-risk regime only.
Documents on fire safety law and guidance for those who have a legal duty for fire safety in a relevant building to help them meet those duties.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published a number of guidance documents relating to the legal criteria for determining whether a building is considered a higher-risk building under the Building Safety Act 2022.
Jointly initiated by CIOB and RIBA, the Guide to Managing Safety-Critical Elements in Building Construction has been produced with the intention of increasing awareness across all sections of the industry of the need to bring a rigorous and structured approach to the design, construction and inspection of elements identified as potentially safety-critical (elements that, if omitted or installed incorrectly, could cause a serious injury or loss of life, to those in and around the building). Visit ciobacademy.org to download the guide for free.
This advice published on the Planning Portal website is intended for local planning authorities (LPA), applicants and other technical specialists involved in the design and consenting of high rise residential and educational accommodation buildings at the planning stage. It outlines what Planning Gateway One (PGO) is intended to achieve, how it works, the relevance of fire safety matters at the planning stage and provides information about using the pre-application service.
BSI, supported by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, is leading an industry-driven standards programme to raise the standards of competence across the built environment and improve the safety of residents and the workforce.