Design guide for the fire protection of buildings 2000: a code of practice for the protection of business
The LPC Design Guide's advice is based firmly on the risk assessment approach to fire safety issues. The aim will be to have buildings designed with a full appreciation of the occupancy risks and thus containing adequate levels of general fire resistance combined with effective limits on compartment areas. The guide also gives due consideration ton the control of fire spread by automatic sprinkler systems. In all cases the aim is to provide protection commensurate with the risk.
First published, in looseleaf format, in 1996 by the Loss Prevention Council. Revised as Design guide for the fire protection of buildings 2000: a code of practice for the protection of business, December 1999. Published by: Fire Protection Association.
Loss Prevention Council
Formed from a merger of the Fire Offices Committee, the Fire Insurers Research and Testing Organisation and the Insurers Technical Bureau in 1984, the Loss Prevention Council (LPC) later went on to develop a certification body, the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), itself taken over by BRE Certification in April 2000. Other LPC documents are now available from the Fire Protection Association.
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