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Fire Safety of the Building Regulations: Part B

Upcoming Courses
Key Areas  
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training 

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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.
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Key Areas 

  • The purpose of Part B
  • Understand the way that ADB attempts to deliver a safe building
  • Possible alternatives

Course Content

The course provides an understanding of the requirements of Part B (B1-B5) of the England and Wales Building Regulations and the methods that can be employed to demonstrate compliance. While this will largely involve reference to Approved Document B, the use of alternative methods will be discussed. Recent changes to the Regulation & Approved Document will be highlighted.

  • Legal status of Approved Document B 
  • Relationship between Approved Document B and the Building Regulations 
  • Limitations 
  • Alternative Approaches
Session 2 
  • Means of Warning and Escape 
  • Background and assumptions 
  • Evacuations Strategies 
  • Provision of escape routes 
  • Escape widths 
  • Fire Safety Systems
Session 3 
  • Evacuation of mobility impaired persons 
  • Fire Service intervention 
  • The effects of combustible surfaces on fire growth and evacuation
Session 4 
  • Structural fire protection 
  • Compartmentation 
  • External fire spread 
  • The effects of sprinklers

Learning Outcomes

An understanding or Parts 1 to 5 of Approved Document B covering:

  • Means of Warning and Escape
  • Internal Fire Spread (Linings, Structure and Concealed Spaces)
  • Protection of Openings and Fire Stopping  
  • External Fire Spread
  • Fire Service - Access and Facilities

Who Should Attend  

Architects, Building Control Officers, Building Services Engineers, Fire Officers, Project Managers

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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