British Standard BS5888-8 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings.
Publication date: 1999
Ranking: useful – superceded. See BS 9999: 2017 “Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice.”
This part of BS 5588 provided guidance for designers, the building construction team and building managements on incorporating into new buildings, or buildings that were being altered, measures that enabled disabled people to be assisted to safety in the event of a fire. It applied to buildings but not single-family dwelling houses, flats and maisonettes and buildings used as a house in multiple occupation.
It has now been superceded and is listed here for reference only. Please refer to BS9999:2017.
This British Standard was not applicable to buildings purpose built for disabled people, including Health Care Premises which were and remain covered by specific guidance documents issued by Government Departments and NHS Estates.
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