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Library: Standards

   British Standards :
   BS 5266
      BS 5266-1
      BS 5266-7
      BS 5266-8
   BS 5306
      BS 5306-1
      BS 5306-3
      BS 5306-8
         BS 5306-8 B
         BS 5306-8 C, D
         BS 5306-8 F
      BS 5306-9
   BS 5499
   BS 7671
   BS 5839
     BS 5839-1
     BS 5839-6
   BS 7937
   BS EN 2:1992
   BS EN 3
   BS EN 54
   BS EN 671
     BS EN 671-3
   BS EN 1869
   BS EN ISO 9001
   BSI’s PAS 79

BAFE Schemes :
   SP101 & ST104

Other Items :
   CE Marking

This section is designed to provide a repository for the wealth of information pertaining to standards, accreditation, legislation, insurance requirements, etc. and the organisations that are responsible for them.

The Role of Standards in Law

Under current fire-safety legislation, Enforcing Authorities have a statutory duty1 to have regard for duly approved Governmental Guidance.

In turn, this guidance refers to British Standards thus having the effect of giving significant statutory significance to British Standards.

For example, the CLG Guidance for Offices and Shops says at Section 8, a section wholly devoted to quality assurance, that “Fire protection products and related services should be...properly installed and maintained in accordance with...the relevant British Standard”. Specific references to the various British Standards (e.g. BS 5306, BS 5839, BS 5266) are also made elsewhere in the guide.

Other governmental guides have similar text.

British Standards

These pages relate to information on the British Standards published by BSI, the Royal Charter granted body recognised by the UK Government as the UK’s sole National Standards Body.

Information on the main standards may be found by clicking the links on the right.

Alternatively, lists of BSI’s current standards and publications that relate to the areas below may be found on their website by clicking the links below:

Their general page for standards and publications that relate to fire may be found here;

BAFE Schemes

These pages provide details of the key schemes produced by BAFE.

Full Copies of British Standards

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.

Footnotes & References

  1. Article 26 of Part 3, paragraph (2) of the Fire Safety Order and Section 61, paragraph (2) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

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