Fire safety - existing care homes: practical guidance

Guidance for those who have responsibility under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 for ensuring fire safety in care homes in Scotland.

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British Standards British Standards Institution (

EN 179 Building hardware. Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad. Requirements and test methods

EN 1125: Building hardware. Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar. Requirements and test methods

EN 1154: Building hardware. Controlled door closing devices. Requirements and test methods

EN 1155: Building hardware. Electrically powered hold open devices for swing doors. Requirements and test methods

EN 1634: Part 1: Fire-resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies. Fire doors and shutters

EN ISO 7010 graphical symbols – safety colours and safety signs - registered safety signs

476: Part 22: Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire-resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

5266: Part 1: Emergency lighting. Code of practice

5266: Part 7: (BS EN 1838:) Lighting applications. Emergency lighting

5266: Part 8: Emergency escape lighting systems (BS EN 50172: 2004).

5306: Part 8: Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and installation of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

5499: Part 4: Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Code of practice for escape route signing

5839: Part 1: Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises

5839: Part 3: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment

5839: Part 8: Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of voice alarm systems

5852: Methods of test for assessment of ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming ignition sources

7036: Code of practice for safety at powered doors for pedestrian use

7273: Part 4: Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations

8458: Fixed fire protection systems. Residential and domestic watermist systems. Code of practice for design and installation

9251: Sprinkler systems for residential and domestic occupancies

9999: Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.



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