Firecode - fire safety in the NHS: guidance in support of functional provisions for healthcare premises
The Stationery Office, Apr 18, 2007 - Medical - 76 pages
This Health Technical Memorandum takes the form of best practice guidance and recommendations. It provides guidance on the design of fire precautions in new healthcare buildings and major extensions to existing healthcare buildings. It supersedes HTM 81 (ISBN 9780113210824), and HTM 85 (ISBN 9780113217335). This publication provides guidance to achieve a satisfactory standard of fire safety, and recognizes the special requirements of fire precautions in the design of healthcare premises and should allow the current statutory regulations to be applied sensibly within a framework of understanding. The guidance in this HTM satisfies all requirements of Part B - Fire Safety of the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended).
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