British Standard BS 7974 has been updated!

28th March 2019

The go-to document for Fire Safety Engineers BS 7974:2019 has been updated. Providing framework for an engineering approach to the fire safety of buildings.

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This standard gives recommendations and guidance on applying scientific and engineering principles to the protection of people, property and the environment from fire in both new and existing buildings.

Who is this standard for?

This standard is primarily for fire safety engineering practitioners but other users include:

  • Members of the fire and rescue service
  • Structural engineers
  • Architects
  • Government departments such as the Ministry of Defence
  • Universities (for teaching and research)
  • Regulators

What has changed?

This latest update is the first revision of the standard since it was originally published in 2001. The changes included:

  • A greater emphasis is put on the competence of the fire engineer.
  • Additional recommendations are included on the quality assurance and verification of fire engineering reports.
  • Recommendations previously contained in PD 7974-0:2002 and PD 7974-8:2012 have now been incorporated to reduce repetition and improve usability.

For full details on the update to BS 7974, please visit the BSI website here.

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