BS 9999 Commercial buildings

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Target audience

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


To provide delegates with an understanding of BS 9999, a risk-based approach to fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

Core Topic Areas

Part 1: To enable delegates to understand:

  • Relationship with other standards
  • ASET – time based analysis
  • Risk profiling
  • Minimum fire protection measures
  • Variation of risk profile
  • Additional measures and their limits – sprinklers, AFD, ceiling height
  • Levels of management
  • Progressive levels of horizontal evacuation
  • Staircase options
  • Ventilation factors effecting levels of fire resistance
  • Functional design freedoms
  • Options for a flexible design approach

Part 2: To enable delegates to apply the standard to:

  • Annex D: Theatres, cinemas and similar venues
  • Annexes B + C: Atria
  • Annex E: Shopping complexes

Delegates apply the standard using a number of exercises so they can design a building, assess a building design and offer advice.


Course work is assessed to National Occupational Standards criteria.

Qualifications and NOS

This course include assessment criteria for National Occupational Standards FS2, FS3, FS7 and FS9 of Level 4 Certificate/Diploma qualifications in Fire Safety

For more details see: qualifications

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 days
Dates Mon 3rd Jun - Fri 7th Jun 2024
Mon 9th Dec - Fri 13th Dec 2024
Delegate Cost £880.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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British Standard

As part of the course package delegates can view a copy of BS 9999: 2017 for use on the course.

Prior Learning

This course is designed for professionals who are have experience in application of fire safety guidance such as Approved Document B.

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.