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Publication - Consultation paper

Practical fire safety guidance for existing premises with sleeping accommodation: consultation

Published: 7 Nov 2017
Directorate:
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Housing, Law and order, Research
ISBN:
9781788514149

This consultation seeks views on revised and consolidated fire safety advice for residential premises with sleeping accommodation.

Contents
Practical fire safety guidance for existing premises with sleeping accommodation: consultation
Footnotes

Footnotes

1 In general, an HMO may be any house, flat or building which is the only or principal residence of three or more people, who belong to three or more families and share a toilet, bathroom or cooking facilities. HMOs require to be licensed under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

2 HMOs, holiday lets and bed and breakfast type accommodation do not fall within the definition of private dwelling for the purposes of Part 3 of the 2005 Act

3 Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes, 2014

4 Fire Precautions in Domestic Childminding Premises: A Guide to Childminders produced by the Chief Fire Officers Association (Scotland)

5 http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/media/1173445/sfrs_advice_on_fire_safety.pdf

6 UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is the national accreditation body for the UK

7 An ‘electrical installation’ is the electrical system from the premise’s supply meter point to the socket outlets etc.

8 tested to BS 476: Part 22

9 tested to BS EN 1634: Part 1

10 The mutual terms ‘swing-free’ and ‘free-swing’ are both in common use

11 An optical smoke alarm is a conventional smoke alarm which utilises a light obscuration principle to detect smoke and is responsive to the type of smoke particles which could enter circulation areas during a fire.

12 A fire door is a door assembly which is rated by its fire-resistance performance under test conditions.

13 There are various types of self-closing device available, including concealed, which may be suitable.

14 An optical smoke alarm is a conventional smoke alarm which utilises a light obscuration principle to detect smoke and is responsive to the type of smoke particles which could enter circulation areas during a fire.

15 A fire door is a door assembly which is rated by its fire-resistance performance under test conditions.

16 There are various types of self-closing device available, including concealed, which may be suitable.


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