BS 5306 is the series of BSI’s British Standards that relate to “Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises”. At the time of writing, the current and available parts are as follows:
The parts of BS 5306 most pertinent to this trade are parts 3 and 8.
BS 5306-3:2009 is the 2009 revision of part 3, the “Code of practice for the
commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers”.
In brief, the standard details the proper commissioning and maintenance for most modern portable fire extinguishers. More complete details can be found in our
BS 5306-3:2009 Summary.
BS 5306-8:2012 is the 2012 revision of part 8, the “Code of Practice for the Selection and
positioning of portable fire extinguishers”.
In brief, the standard details how fire extinguishers should be selected and installed in buildings. In particular, the standard details the quantity and levels of cover required on premises. More complete details can be found in our
BS 5306-8:2012 Summary.
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.