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Fire Safety of the Building Regulations: Part B

Course content
Key areas
Learning outcomes
Who should attend
Course timings
Course fees
Upcoming courses

Key Areas

  • The purpose of Part B
  • Understand the way that ADB attempts to deliver a safe building
  • Possible alternatives

Course Content

The course provides an understanding of the requirements of Part B (B1-B5) of the England and Wales Building Regulations and the methods that can be employed to demonstrate compliance. While this will largely involve reference to Approved Document B, the use of alternative methods will be discussed. Recent changes to the Regulation & Approved Document will be highlighted.


  • Legal status of Approved Document B 
  • Relationship between Approved Document B and the Building Regulations 
  • Limitations 
  • Alternative Approaches

Session 2 

  • Means of Warning and Escape 
  • Background and assumptions 
  • Evacuations Strategies 
  • Provision of escape routes 
  • Escape widths 
  • Fire Safety Systems

Session 3 

  • Evacuation of mobility impaired persons 
  • Fire Service intervention 
  • The effects of combustible surfaces on fire growth and evacuation

Session 4 

  • Structural fire protection 
  • Compartmentation 
  • External fire spread 
  • The effects of sprinklers

Learning Outcomes

An understanding or Parts 1 to 5 of Approved Document B covering:

  • Means of Warning and Escape
  • Internal Fire Spread (Linings, Structure and Concealed Spaces)
  • Protection of Openings and Fire Stopping
  • External Fire Spread
  • Fire Service - Access and Facilities

Who Should Attend

Architects, Building Control Officers, Building Services Engineers, Fire Officers, Project Managers


Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Course Timings

Registration is open from 09.30 
Start Time: 10:00
Latest finish: 17:00

Upcoming courses

16 March - Fire Safety Building Regulations: Part B - London - A1633

30 November - Fire Safety Building Regulations: Part B - London - A1685

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

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