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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1 While the benchmarks and standards in this guide may not be relevant to some small care homes, the fire safety legislation applies to all premises used for the provision of a care home service, regardless of size.
2 UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is the national accreditation body for the UK
3 An ‘electrical installation’ is the electrical system from the care home’s supply meter point to the socket outlets etc.
4 tested to BS 476: Part 22
5 tested to BS EN 1634: Part 1
6 The mutual terms ‘swing-free’ and ‘free-swing’ are both in common use.
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