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BS5588-1 has been superseded by BS9991:2011 and this came into effect on 31st December 2011.

This seminar provides an introduction to the principles on which BS 9991:2011 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings are based. This standard compliments BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, which excludes individual dwelling houses from its scope.

This Code applies a risk based approach to fire safety and requires that the fire safety measures reflect the perceived risk. It also allows maximum flexibility in the design of buildings and results in travel distances being extended when additional features such as sprinklers, mist systems or HVAC systems are incorporated in the design. The fire resistance of the elements of structure can also be reduced if the ventilation conditions are favourable in the compartment.



  • Human behaviour
  • Lakanal House – lessons to be learned
  • Scope of code
  • Historic buildings
  • Inclusive design
  • Means of escape
  • Smoke control
  • Access for firefighting
  • Fire detection and warning
  • Sprinklers and mist systems
  • Fire detection and warning
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Management of buildings


Application of this code of practice can potentially result in:

• Potential savings for the client

• Maximum design flexibility for the user

• Reductions in the requirements for fire resistance of elements of structure


Who should attend?


• Designers

• Architects

• Fire Safety Managers

• Building Control Bodies

• Regulators

• Enforcers

• Fire Officers



3 hours CPD


In house at your premises


£695 plus VAT