Below is a summary of the key points of BS 5306-1:2006
relating to hose reels and foam inlets. Readers
are referred to the British Standard itself for full details and reminded that
this is a summary only.
This document is broken down into the following sections:
Throughout, references to the pertinent parts of the British Standards and/or
other legislation have been included as
The maintenance & testing section of this standard is brief, and
consists mainly of referring the reader to BS EN
it expands on BS EN 671-3 by adding
provisions as to booster pumps2 and
dealing with the rectification of defects3.
The standard requires4 that a
sign in accordance with BS 5499 parts 1 and 5
should be fitted adjacent to the hose reel, or on the door where the
hose reel is in a recess or cabinet with a door.
The other parts of this standard are not relevant here, but cover
subjects such as:
- Design considerations;
- Provision and siting;
- Water supply and connections;
The British Standards are covered by copyright and are not available freely. However, these can be purchased at
British Standard Online or alternatively, some libraries may carry copies of
the more common standards.
- As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.6.1.
- As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.6.2.
- As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.7.
- As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 7.2.3.