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Library: Standards: BS 5306-1:2006

   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
   BSIís PAS 79

BAFE Schemes :
   SP101 & ST104

Other Items :
   CE Marking


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 footnotes.

Maintenance & Testing

The maintenance & testing section of this standard is brief, and consists mainly of referring the reader to BS EN 671-31.

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.

Other Parts

The other parts of this standard are not relevant here, but cover subjects such as:

  • Design considerations;
  • Provision and siting;
  • Water supply and connections;
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
Full Copies of 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 and References
  1. As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.6.1.
  2. As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.6.2.
  3. As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 6.7.
  4. As per BS 5306-1:2006, clause 7.2.3.

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