Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings: BS 9991

Date, Time and Location

Date: Thursday 12th December 2019 Time: Tea & Coffee from 09:00 Hrs. Course commences at 09:30 Hrs.

Venue: CABE Headquarters, Northampton

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Event Summary

6 hours CPDBS 5588-1 has been superseded by BS 9991 which was revised and published in December 2015.

This seminar provides an introduction to the principles on which BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings are based. This standard complements BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, which excludes residential uses from its scope.

This code of practice reflects current thinking in specifying fire precautions  for long term residential use buildings and provides greater flexibility for certain features that were previously commonly agreed using a fire engineered approach. This is typified by extended travel distances when additional features such as sprinklers, mist systems or HVAC systems are incorporated in the design. The fire resistance of the elements of structure can also be reduced if the ventilation conditions are favourable in the compartment.

Who's it for?

  • Design Engineers
  • Building Managers
  • Fire Safety Professionals
  • Building Control Officers
  • Fire Safety Officers
  • Fire Risk Assessors

Key Areas

  • Position of BS 9991 in fire safety codes
  • Underlying concepts
  • Design of means of escape to BS 9991

Development Outcomes 

  • Improved understanding of the guidance
  • The ability to be able to interpret regulatory requirements and guidance
  • An awareness of alternative solutions to compliance
  • An appreciation of the practical solutions to common problems

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Online booking will be unavailable after 05 December 2019. Please call us to book a place after this date. 

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Venue Details for CABE Headquarters, Northampton

Lutyens House
Billing Brook Road

+44 (0)1604 404121
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CABE Members £195 + VAT, Non Members £220 + VAT, 10% Training Affiliate Discount

Event Contact Information

Training and Events Team
Telephone: 01604 404121 Option 3

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