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Fire Safety Codes for Building Design and Management: BS9999

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Key Areas  
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training 

A full overview and agenda, need to know information and booking instructions can be found on the individual course pages. Click on a course code below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

2018 Dates

6th December 2018 | London - Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings: BS 9999 - A1686

2019 Dates

22nd March 2019 | London - Book Here

Key Areas 

  • Background to development of BS 9999
  • Position of BS 9999 in fire safety codes
  • Underlying concepts
  • Design of means of escape to BS 9999

Course Content

This short course takes delegates through BS 9999, concentrating primarily on the use of the code in design of means of escape from fire.  It includes a short practical exercise and comparison of results with traditional codes.

Session 1

  • Development of BS 9999
  • The four main areas
  • Relationship with other codes
  • Review of content
  • Risk profiles
Session 2

  • Occupancy characteristics
  • Fire growth rate
  • Creating the risk profile
  • Effect of sprinklers
  • Management levels
Session 3

  • Supporting provisions for means of escape
  • Travel distances
  • Exit capacities
  • Effect of additional fire protection measures
Session 4  

  • Facilities for fire fighting
  • Structural fire protection
  • Practical exercise
  • Discussion

Learning Outcomes  

  • Understand how BS 9999 relates to other fire safety codes
  • Define the risk profile for premises
  • Understand the role of management in a BS 9999 solution
  • Determine appropriate travel distances and exit widths
  • Understand the approach to compartmentation and fire resistance of structure 

Who Should Attend 

  • Building control officers
  • Fire and rescue service inspecting officers
  • Fire risk assessors
  • Fire safety consultants
  • Architects
  • Anyone involved in building design

Course Timings 

Registration is open from 9.30
Start Time: 10.00
Latest Finish: 17.00

Course Fees  

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

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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