Emergency lighting and guidance lights:
BS 5266-1:2016 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
BS EN 1838:2013 Lighting applications – Emergency lighting
BS EN 5266-8:2004 Emergency escape lighting systems
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings:
BS 5839-1:2017 Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises
BS 5839-6:2019 Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in domestic premises and other relevant fire alarm standards
Smoke control systems:
BS 7346-8:2013 Components for smoke control systems – Code of practice for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
Relevant parts of BS EN 12101 for Smoke and heat control systems.
Please note:BS 9999:2017 Annex I – Routine inspection and maintenance of fire safety installations states: ‘In addition to the checks recommended (daily, weekly and monthly), the actuation of all smoke control systems should be simulated once every three months. All zones should be separately tested and it should be ensured that any fans and powered exhaust ventilators operate correctly, smoke dampers close (or open in some systems), etc.
Therefore, please refer to the premises fire risk assessment to decide if further checks are required by RES or if instruction to a third party should be provided to carry out the additional recommended checks.
If the smoke ventilation system also comprises of a pressurisation fan and air extraction units, they will require maintaining by a specialist contractor / service agent to the manufacturers or the installation designers recommendations to relevant parts of BS EN 12101 for smoke and heat control systems.
Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises:
BS 5306-3:2017 Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers – Code of practice
BS 5306-8:2012 Selection and installation of portable fire extinguishers – Code of practice
BS 5306-9:2015 Recharging of portable fire extinguishers – Code of practice
Fire safety signs:
BS 5499-4:2013 Code of practice for escape route signing and
BS 5499-10:2014 Guidance for the selection and use of safety signs and fire safety notices
Dry Risers, Fire Hydrants and Systems:
BS 9990:2015 Non-automatic fire fighting systems in buildings – Code of practice
BS 5306-0:2011 Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment
Fire doors and Operation of fire protection measures:
BS 8214:2016 Timber-based fire door assemblies – Code of practice
BS 7273-4:2015 Actuation of release mechanisms for doors
Gov.UK Fire safety: Approved Document B – Building regulation in England covering fire safety matters within and around buildings.
Additional legislation, standards and guidance:
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and relevant RRFSO guidance notes
BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings – Code of practice
BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice
LACORS – Housing Fire Safety (2008)
Local Government Fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats (2021)
Equipment manufacturers guidance and recommended service and maintenance procedures
These standards and dates were correct at the time of publishing.
All services are provided to the latest standards.
This page will be updated periodically. Last Updated 30/10/23