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Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings: BS 9999

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Key Areas 
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
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Upcoming Courses 

Following the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the UK, the decision has been made to cancel all classroom training until further notice. The training team are working hard to find a safe solution, by running the training online; please make sure you are opted in and check our website to receive all updates regarding training.

Key Areas 

  • Background to development of BS 9999
  • Position of BS 9999 in fire safety codes
  • Underlying concepts
  • Design of means of escape to BS 9999

Course Content

This short course takes delegates through BS 9999, concentrating primarily on the use of the code in design of means of escape from fire. It includes a short practical exercise and comparison of results with traditional codes.

Session 1
  • Development of BS 9999
  • The four main areas
  • Relationship with other codes
  • Review of content
  • Risk profiles
Session 2
  • Occupancy characteristics
  • Fire growth rate
  • Creating the risk profile
  • Effect of sprinklers
  • Management levels
Session 3
  • Supporting provisions for means of escape
  • Travel distances
  • Exit capacities
  • Effect of additional fire protection measures
Session 4  
  • Facilities for fire fighting
  • Structural fire protection
  • Practical exercise
  • Discussion

Learning Outcomes  

  • Understand how BS 9999 relates to other fire safety codes
  • Define the risk profile for premises
  • Understand the role of management in a BS 9999 solution
  • Determine appropriate travel distances and exit widths
  • Understand the approach to compartmentation and fire resistance of structure 

Who Should Attend 

  • Building control officers
  • Fire and rescue service inspecting officers
  • Fire risk assessors
  • Fire safety consultants
  • Architects
  • Anyone involved in building design

Course Timings  

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 9:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

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