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BS 5306-3:1985

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Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Code of practice for selection, installation and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

15-10-2000

Language(s)

English

Published date

30-08-1985

Foreword
Committees responsible
Code of practice
Section one. General
0 Introduction
1 Scope
2 Definitions
Section two. Planning and provision of extinguishers
3 General considerations
4 Suitability of extinguishers for various classes of
    fire
5 Distribution of extinguishers according to
    classification and rating
6 Siting of extinguishers
Section three. Inspection, maintenance and test
               discharging of extinguishers
7 Routine inspection by the user
8 Annual inspection, service and maintenance by a
    competent person
9 Periodic testing and discharge
10 Pressure testing of halon and carbon dioxide
    cylinders
Section four. Recharging of extinguishers and remedial
               action
11 Recharging
12 Replacement of components
13 Date marking of recharge extinguishers
Appendices
A The system of rating extinguishers by fire tests in
    BS 5423
B The practical effectiveness of extinguishers and the
    derivation of table 1
C Examples in the application of the recommendations
    for minimum provision of extinguishers
D Rating of extinguishers manufactured in accordance
    with obsolete British Standards
E Guidance for the evaluation of damage and corrosion
Tables
1 Maximum area of class B fire (deep liquid) for which
    extinguishers are suitable
2 Dimensions of class A test fires
3 Dimensions of class B test fires
4 Tank arrangement in example 3

Deals primarily with portable fire extinguishers conforming to BS 5423 which can be carried by one person and which are used for the protection of buildings and other premises and their contents. Much of the content could be applied to extinguishers used for other purposes.

Committee
FSH/2
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
30
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

BS 5306-4:1986 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Specification for carbon dioxide systems
BS 5588-1:1990 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for residential buildings
BS 6643-2:1985 Recharging fire extinguishers (manufactured to BS 5423 \'Specification for portable fire extinguishers\') Specification for powder refill charges
BS 6767-2:1998 Transportable accommodation units Recommendations for design and installation of services and fittings with guidance on transportation, siting and aspects relating to habitation
BS 5908:1980 Code of practice for fire precautions in chemical plant
BS 5306-2:1990 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Specification for sprinkler systems
BS 5502-23:1990 Buildings and structures for agriculture Code of practice for fire precautions
BS 5423:1987 Specification for portable fire extinguishers
BS 6266:1982 Code of practice for fire protection for electronic data processing installations
BS 5502-81:1989 Buildings and structures for agriculture Code of practice for design and construction of chemical stores
BS 5979:1993 Code of practice for remote centres for alarm systems
BS 5979:1987 Code of practice for remote centres for intruder alarm systems
BS 7083:1996 Guide to the accommodation and operating environment for information technology (IT) equipment
BS 6164:1990 Code of practice for safety in tunnelling in the construction industry
BS 5306-0:1986 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Guide for the selection of installed systems and other fire equipment
BS 7327-1:1990 Small fixed fire extinguishers Specification for small fixed halon fire extinguishers
BS 5839-1:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings Code of practice for system design, installation and servicing
BS 5908:1990 Code of practice for fire precautions in the chemical and allied industries
BS 5979:2000 Code of practice for remote centres receiving signals from security systems
BS 6266:1992 Code of practice for fire protection for electronic data processing installations
BS 8010-2.8:1992 Code of practice for pipelines. Pipelines on land: design, construction and installation Steel for oil and gas
BS 6643-1:1985 Recharging fire extinguishers (manufactured to BS 5423 \'Specification for portable fire extinguishers\') Specification for procedure and materials
BS 5588-11:1997 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for shops, offices, industrial, storage and other similar buildings
BS 7121-1:1989 Code of practice for safe use of cranes General
BS 5454:1989 Recommendations for storage and exhibition of archival documents
BS 5306-7:1988 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Specification for powder systems
BS 5588-2:1985 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for shops
BS 5588-3:1983 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for office buildings

BS 6535-1:1984 Fire extinguishing media Specification for carbon dioxide
BS 6643-2:1985 Recharging fire extinguishers (manufactured to BS 5423 \'Specification for portable fire extinguishers\') Specification for powder refill charges
BS 5306-5.2:1984 Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Halon systems Halon 1211 total flooding systems
BS 5306-5.1(1982) : 1982 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1301 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
BS 5430-1:1977 Specification for periodic inspection, testing and maintenance of transportable gas containers (excluding dissolved acetylenecontainers) Seamless steel containers
BS 5306-7:1988 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Specification for powder systems
BS 5306-0:1986 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Guide for the selection of installed systems and other fire equipment
BS 5306-1:1976 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Hydrant systems, hose reels and foam inlets
BS 6643-1:1985 Recharging fire extinguishers (manufactured to BS 5423 \'Specification for portable fire extinguishers\') Specification for procedure and materials
BS 6535-2.2(1989) : 1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA - HALONS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE HANDLING AND TRANSFER PROCEDURES
BS 5430-2:1977 Specification for periodic inspection, testing and maintenance of transportable gas containers (excluding dissolved acetylenecontainers) Welded steel containers of water capacity 1 litre up to 130 litres
BS 4422-4:1975 Glossary of terms associated with fire Fire protection equipment

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