英国标准协会（BSI）已开始对BS 9999：2017建筑物设计、管理和使用中的消防安全——操作规范进行修订。该项标准旨在提供最佳实践以保护建筑物居民和消防员的生命安全，BS 9999为控制或减轻火灾影响的相关措施提供了业务持续性和环境方面等的建议和指导。
BS 9999标准修订旨在与当前最佳实践、新技术以及其他火灾最近修订的安全标准，即BS 9990和BS 9991标准保持一致。BS 9999包含几个主要变更，使其脱颖而出：
- 标准参考了PAS 7，修订了消防安全管理条款
BS 9999不适用于BS 9991中涵盖的以下类型的建筑：住宅（独户住宅、独立公寓或复式住宅）；和住宅住宿区（例如学生或医院工作人员宿舍），这类建筑通常有单独的卧室和建造在防火间里的厨房/卫生设施。
Standard for fire safety in commercial buildings revised
BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice. The revised standard is intended to provide good practice to safeguard the lives of building occupants and fire-fighters. BS 9999 provides recommendations and guidance on the provision of measures to control or mitigate the effects of fire, including business continuity and the environment.
The primary objective of the standard is to ensure that a reasonable standard of life safety can be achieved in the event of fire in the building. The revised standard is applicable to the design of new buildings, and to material alterations, extensions and material change of use of an existing building.
BS 9999 has been revised to align the standard with current good practice, new technology, and consistency with other fire recently revised safety standards, namely BS 9990 and BS 9991. The main changes in BS 9999 over the standard it replaces are:
- An inclusion of a flowchart showing the sequential steps in the design process, to assist users in the application of the standard
- Revised clause on fire safety management with references to PAS 7
- Inclusion of watermist fire suppression systems
- Expansion of the guidance on voice alarms
- Expansion of fire growth rates table to provide more information
The revised standard also features updated recommendations for smoke and heat control; fire curtain barrier assemblies; mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems; shopping complexes; and ducting.
Users of this British Standard are likely to work within the design environment associated with a particular construction project governed by legislation, processes, constraints, programmes and deliverables that might vary dependent on premises type, location, client and regulatory requirements.
BS 9999 will be of use to architects; building managers; fire safety engineers; fire risk assessors; building control personnel; fire and rescue personnel; installers of fire and smoke alarms, sprinklers and smoke and heat control systems; and inspectorate for certification and installation schemes.
BS 9999 is not applicable to the following types of buildings, which are covered in BS 9991: dwellings (single-family dwelling houses, self-contained flats or maisonettes); and residential accommodation blocks (e.g. for students or hospital staff), with individual bedrooms and the provision of kitchen/sanitary facilities constructed within a fire compartment.