BS 9999 Fire safety in commercial buildings

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.

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 days
Dates Mon 3rd Dec - Fri 7th Dec 2018
Mon 8th Apr → Fri 12th Apr 2019
Mon 28th Oct → Fri 1st Nov 2019
Mon 16th Mar - Fri 20th Mar 2020
Mon 19th Oct - Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Delegate Cost £790.00 + VAT
Location Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire
Accommodation Costs and details

British Standard

As part of the course package delegates are provided with 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, flipchart explanation, group discussion, individual tuition and plan based exercises to reinforce outcomes.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.