The CIOB has published a technical information sheet entitled Smoke Control Management to support the construction industry’s drive towards increased health and safety in buildings.
The smoke and gasses that are released in a fire kill more people that the fire itself, and so this technical information sheet addresses a need to focus on the ways to design and use effective smoke control solutions in buildings.
The information sheet explains and demonstrates the risk management procedures that are available to help alleviate the impact of smoke and the consequential risk to life and a building’s structural integrity, addressing the responsibilities, processes and technologies that are available.
It has been written by Paul Evans, CEO of Ash Fire Management and Ventilation Systems, who is a prominent member of Fire Safe Europe and its initiative European Fire Safety Community, where he attends meetings to advise on matters relating to smoke risk management.
Included in the document is:
- Relevant legislation, guidelines and best practice
- Types of buildings and case studies
- Design considerations for smoke management and control systems
- Levels of engagement with regard to a smoke management systems
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