BS 9991: Residential Buildings

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Target audience

Design Engineers, Building Managers, Fire Safety Professionals, Building Control Officers, Fire Safety Officers and Fire Risk Assessors.


To provide delegates with an understanding of BS 9991, a risk-based approach to the fire safety design and management of residential buildings.

Core topic areas

The course includes the following topic areas:

  • Means of escape and provision for rescue from houses
  • Fire alarms in flats and maisonettes and BS 5839-6 proposed changes
  • Internal planning and MoE from flats and maisonettes
  • Smoke control systems to protect MoE and fire-fighting access in flats
  • BRE Project Report 79204: Smoke Shafts
  • Sprinklers in houses, flats and maisonettes and variations from guidance
  • Construction FR and variations of guidance using sprinklers & ventilation
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Compartmentation, linings and concealed spaces
  • Access and facilities for fire-fighters and permitted variations for sprinklers
  • Atria in residential buildings
  • Fire safety design for sheltered, extra care and other specialist housing
  • Roof gardens and balconies
  • Management of flats, maisonettes and other housing

Dates and Prices

Duration 3 Days
Dates Mon 2nd Dec - Wed 4th Dec 2024
Delegate Cost £545.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
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Prior Learning

Delegates should have a working knowledge of Approved Document B Volume II or equivalent.

Pre-Course Modules



The sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, whiteboard explanation, group discussion, individual tuition and plan based exercises to reinforce outcomes.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.