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New Fire Safety standard published

A new version of BS9999: 2017 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and use of Buildings has been published. jhai has been providing training on the 2008 version of the code of practice for many years.
Please note: Upon releasing the new document BSI have notified us the current document has some printing errors in some of the tables. This is to be addressed and re issued in due course with amendments. In the meantime here's a general overview of the document and its relevant changes. 
Described by the British Standards Institution as ‘evolution not revolution’, the code has been updated to align with current practices and new and emerging technologies, such as watermist systems and voice alarms.
Other changes include a flowchart showing the sequential steps in the design process intended to assist users in the application of the standard; revised clauses on fire safety management; water mist systems; voice alarm guidance; and, a more explanatory guide on fire growth rates in tabular form.
Revised recommendations are also made for smoke and heat control, fire curtain barrier assemblies, mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems, shopping complexes, building exits and ducting. 
The jhai technical team is currently reviewing the standard and training will be available shortly to all of our clients. Should you have any queries in relation to the new standard, please feel free to get in touch. We have specialist staff who can guide you through the compliance process.
Stephen Barnshaw, Associate Director Technical
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Rhys Whitehead, Technical Manager
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