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BS 5588-2:1985

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Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for shops

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

15-07-1997

Language(s)

English

Published date

29-03-1985

Foreword
Committees responsible
Code of practice
Section one. General
1 Scope
2 Definitions
3 Use of this code
Section two. Analysis of the problem
4 Planning in relation to fire
5 Escape from fire
Section three. Planning of escape from public areas
6 General
7 Escape routes within, and exits from, a storey
8 Stairways and final exits
9 Small shops
Section four. Construction and fire safety signs and
               notices
10 Construction
11 Fire safety signs and notices
Section five. Engineering services (other than fire
               protection facilities) and ancillary
               accommodation
12 General
13 Electrical services
14 Lighting
15 Heating and fuel storage
16 Mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and
    pressurization
17 Lifts
18 Waste storage and treatment, and incinerators
19 Main storage areas (including receiving and dispatch
    areas) and covered loading bays
20 Car parks
21 Repair or maintenance workshops
22 Kitchens, staff restaurants and canteens
23 Data processing areas
Section six. Fire protection facilities
24 General
25 Fire alarms and fire detection and alarm systems
26 Automatic fire extinguishing systems and special
    risk protection
27 Manual fire-fighting equipment
28 Water supplies for fire-fighting
29 Firemens' emergency switches for discharge lighting
    installations
30 Access for fire-fighting
31 Smoke control provisions other than for firefighting
    shafts
32 Plans for fire brigade use
Appendix
A Advice to management and procedure in case of fire
Tables
1 Maximum permitted distances of travel in a storey
2 Floor space factors
3 Capacities of escape routes within a storey and of
    any exit leading therefrom
4 Capacity of a stairway
5 Table deleted
6 Maximum permitted distances of travel in small shops
7 Limitations on glazed elements that are fire
    resistant in terms of stability and integrity only,
    when installed in stairways, lobbies and corridors
8 Maximum permitted part of travel distance in certain
    areas of ancillary accommodation
9 Structural fire protection of areas of ancillary
    accommodation
Figures
1 Travel distance and direct distance
2 Direct distance
3 Direct distance in association with a dead end
4 Direct distance in open storey (horizontal) planning
    sales areas at ground level
5 Small two- or three-storey shop with a single
    protected stairway to each storey
6 Small two-storey shop with a single open stairway
7 Small three-storey shop with a single stairway to
    each storey
8 Subdivision of dead end corridors
9 Figure deleted
10 Figure deleted
11 Figure deleted

Applicable to shops of all sizes, premises used for retail services and trades, and cafes, restaurants and other places of refreshment. Covers provision and protection of escape routes, protection of ancillary areas and engineering services, provision of fire protection facilities and advice to management of occupied buildings.

Committee
FSH/14
DevelopmentNote
REPLACES CP 3: CHAPTER 4: PART 2:1968.
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
72
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

PD 6512-3:1987 Use of elements of structural fire protection with particular reference to the recommendations given in BS 5588 \'Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings\' Guide to the fire performance of glass
BS 5395-3:1985 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of industrial type stairs, permanent ladders and walkways
BS 5588-10:1991 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for shopping complexes
BS 6229:2003 Flat roofs with continuously supported coverings. Code of practice
BS 6259:1997 Code of practice for the design, planning, installation, testing and maintenance of sound systems
BS 5588-6:1991 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for places of assembly
BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs
PD 6531:1997 Queries and interpretations on BS 5839:Parts 1 and 4 (as amended)
BS 8220-2:1995 Guide for security of buildings against crime Offices and shops
BS 8220-3:1990 Guide for security of buildings against crime Warehouses and distribution units
BS 8220-2:1987 Guide for security of buildings against crime Offices and shops
BS 5588-4:1978 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for smoke control in protected escape routes using pressurization
BS 7083:1996 Guide to the accommodation and operating environment for information technology (IT) equipment
BS 4434:1989 Specification for safety aspects in the design, construction and installation of refrigerating appliances and systems
BS 8214:1990 Code of practice for fire door assemblies with non-metallic leaves
PD 6531:1992 Queries and interpretations on BS 5839:Parts 1 and 4 (as amended)
BS 5234-1:1992 Partitions (including matching linings) Code of practice for design and installation

BS 476-23:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure
BS 476-4:1970 Fire tests on building materials and structures Non-combustibility test for materials
BS 5588-9:1989 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for ventilation and air conditioning ductwork
BS 4434-1:1980 Specification for requirements for refrigeration safety. General
BS 5410-1:1977 Code of practice for oil firing Installations up to 44 kW output capacity for space heating and hot water supply purposes
PD 6512-1:1985 Use of elements of structural fire protection with particular reference to the recommendations given in BS 5588 \'Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings\' Guide to fire doors
BS 5839-1:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings Code of practice for system design, installation and servicing
BS 5306-5.1(1982) : 1982 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1301 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
BS 476-11:1982 Fire tests on building materials and structures Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials
PD 6512-3:1987 Use of elements of structural fire protection with particular reference to the recommendations given in BS 5588 \'Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings\' Guide to the fire performance of glass
BS 476-20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)
BS 476-21:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction
BS 5588-5:1986 Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings. Code of practice for firefighting stairways and lifts
BS 5306-6.2:1989 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Foam systems Specification for medium and high expansion foam systems
BS 5725-1:1981 Emergency exit devices Specification for panic bolts and panic latches mechanically operated by a horizontal push-bar
BS 5306-1:1976 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Hydrant systems, hose reels and foam inlets
BS 5588-3:1983 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for office buildings
BS 5588-8:1988 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people
BS 5839-3:1988 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment
BS 5852-1:1979 Fire tests for furniture Methods of test for the ignitability by smokers\' materials of upholstered composites for seating
BS 5395-1:1977 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of straight stairs
BS 5410-2:1978 Code of practice for oil firing Installations of 45 kW and above output capacity for space heating, hot water and steam supply services
BS 5588-4:1978 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for smoke control in protected escape routes using pressurization
BS 5395-2:1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs
BS CP3:CH4-1(1971) : AMD 2708 CODE OF BASIC DATA FOR THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE - FLATS AND MAISONETTES - (IN BLOCKS OVER TWO STOREYS)
BS 476-31.1:1983 Fire tests on building materials and structures Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies - Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions
BS 5306-2:1979 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Sprinkler systems
BS 5306-3:1985 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Code of practice for selection, installation and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers
BS 476-8:1972 Fire tests on building materials and structures Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction
BS 476-22:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures Method for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction
BS 5588-1.1(1984) : 1984 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING HOUSES

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