ERIC Number: ED432906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Fire and the Design of Educational Buildings. Building Bulletin 7. Sixth Edition.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
This bulletin offers guidance on English school premises regulations applying to safety protection against fires in the following general areas: means of escape in case of fire; precautionary measures to prevent fire; fire warning systems and fire fighting; fire spreading speed; structures and materials resistant to fires; and damage control. It includes major revisions in the requirements for means of escape and the requirements aimed specifically at the designers of new construction. It also provides recommendations on planning and construction of escape routes dealing primarily with the number, width, location and construction of these routes. The use of fire resistant construction in its ability to restrict the spread of smoke and flame are explored as are suggestions on installing wiring equipment; everyday precautions occupants should observe if other precautions are not to be nullified; the ways fires can be prevented through careful design, management, and maintenance practice; and ideas for limiting fire damage. (GR)
Descriptors: Alarm Systems, Construction Materials, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Fire Protection, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Construction, School Safety, Standards
Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, England, United Kingdom; Tel: 0870-600-5522 Fax: 0870-600-5533 (14.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)