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The Stationery Office. Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999. The Stationery Office. 28 A Guide to Fire Safety Engineering Appendix A – Terms and definitions available safe egress time (ASET) calculated time available between ignition of a fire and the time at which tenability criteria are exceeded in a specified space in a building complex analysis consideration of a design proposal and the application of the statistical data in order to come to an agreed position deterministic study methodology based upon physical relationships derived from scientific theories and empirical results, which for a given set of initial conditions will always produce the same outcome escape time calculated time from ignition until the time at which all of the occupants of a specified part of the building are able to reach a place of safety equivalence provision by other means of a level of safety providing the same level of performance as that referred to in guidance relevant to that requirement evacuation time interval between the time of warning of fire being transmitted to the occupants and the time at which all of the occupants are able to reach a place of safety fire hazard source of possible injury or damage from fire fire risk product of probability of occurrence of a fire to be expected in a given technical operation or state in a defined time and the consequence or extent of damage to be expected on the occurrence of a fire fire safety engineer person suitably qualified and experienced in fire safety engineering fire safety engineering application of scientific and engineering principles to the protection of people, property and the environment from fire functional requirement expression of a safety requirement in terms of the required level of performance of the fire safety system referred to prescriptive requirement expression of a safety requirement by the means of a detailed description of the provisions required which should not be varied probabilistic risk assessment methodology to determine statistically the probability and outcome of events qualitative identification of constituents of an evaluation of a proposal science observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of phenomena simple calculation first or initial consideration of data in order to come to a first impression on the validity of the proposal trial fire safety design package of fire safety measures, which in the context of the building may meet the specified fire safety objectives Appendix B 29 Appendix B – International and European standardization activities for fire safety engineering International Standards (ISO) With no action at the European level, work started at the international level to produce a series of documents covering the subject.
BR 186. Revision of design principles for smoke ventilation in enclosed shopping centres. BRE, 1990. BRE Report 368. Design methodologies for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation. BRE, 1999. Building Control Performance Standards. CIC/LGA/ACAI/National Assembly for Wales/DETR, 1999. Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 (as amended). Technical Standard E – 6th Amendment 2001. CIBSE Technical Memoranda TM19: 1995, Relationships for smoke control calculations. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, 1995.
BS EN 1991-1-2:2002, Eurocode 1. Actions on structures – Part 1-2: General actions – Actions on structures exposed to fire. 1 2 In preparation. DD 240 has been superseded by BS 7974 and is withdrawn. Bibliography 33 BS ISO/TR 13387, Fire safety engineering. Part 1: Application of fire performance concepts to design objectives. Part 2: Design fire scenarios and design fires. Part 3: Assessment and verification of mathematical fire models. Part 4: Initiation and development of fire and generation of fire effluents.
A guide to fire safety engineering by Don Christian; British Standards Institution