Prescribed Fire Safety Installations

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations & BCA Provision

Australian Standards

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - BUILDING FIRE INTEGRITY

Building elements required to satisfy
prescribed fire-resistance levels

BCA: Section C, D1.12

AS 1288-2006

Glass in buildings - Selection and installation

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS/NZS 3837:1998

Method of test for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter

AS 4072.1-2005

Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant separating elements - Service penetrations and control joints

Materials and assemblies required to have
 fire hazard properties

BCA: C1.10

Elements required to be non-combustible,
provide fire protection, compartmentation
or separation
BCA: C2.5 to C2.14, C3.3, C3.11, D1.7, D1.8,
E1.3, G3.4

AS 1288-2006

Glass in buildings - Selection and installation

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning – Fire

Wall-wetting sprinklers (including doors
and windows required in conjunction with
 wall-wetting sprinklers)

BCA: C3.4, C3.8, C3.11, D1.7, D1.8, G3.8

AS 1288-2006

Glass in buildings - Selection and installation

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning – Fire

Fire doors (including sliding fire doors and
their associated warning systems) and
associated self-closing, automatic closing
and latching mechanisms
BCA: C2.12, C2.13, C3.4 to C3.8, C3.10,
 C3.11, D1.7, D1.8, D1.12

AS 1288-2006

Glass in buildings - Selection and installation

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1735.2-2001

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - Passenger and goods lifts - Electric

AS 1905.1-2005

Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant walls - Fire-resistant doorsets

Fire windows (including windows that are
automatic or permanently fixed in the
closed position)

BCA: C3.4, C3.8, C3.11, D1.7, D1.8

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning – Fire

Fire shutters

BCA: C3.4, C3.5, D1.7, D1.8

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire AS 1905.2-2005 Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant walls - Fire-resistant roller shutters

Solid core doors and associated self-closing,
automatic closing and latching mechanisms

BCA: C3.11

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

Fire protection at service penetrations through
elements required to be fire-resisting with
respect to integrity or insulation, or to have
 a resistance to the incipient spread of fire

BCA: C3.12, C3.13, C3.15

AS 1530.4-2005

Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures - Fire-resistance test of elements of construction AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005 The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set AS 4072.1-2005 Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant separating elements - Service penetrations and control joints

Fire protection associated with construction
 joints, spaces and the like in and between
 building elements required to be fire-resisting
 with respect to integrity and insulation

BCA: C3.16

 AS 1530.4-2005

Methods for fire tests on building materials, components   and  structures - Fire-resistance test of elements of construction

Smoke doors and associated self-closing,
automatic closing and latching mechanisms

BCA: Specification C2.5, D2.6

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

Proscenium walls (including proscenium
curtains)

BCA: H1.3

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - MEANS OF EGRESS

Paths of travel to exits

BCA: D1.6

Discharge from exits (including paths of travel from
open spaces to the public roads to which they are
connected)
BCA: D1.7, D1.9 to D1.11, D2.12, G4.3,
G4.6, G4.7
Exits (including fire-isolated stairways
and ramps, non-fire-isolated stairways
and ramps, stair treads, balustrades and
 handrails associated with exits,
and fire-isolated passageways)
BCA: D2.2, D2.3, D2.8 to D2.11, D2.13,
D2.16, D2.17

AS 1428 (Set)-2010

Design for access and mobility Set

Smoke lobbies to fire-isolated exits

BCA: D1.7, D2.6

Open access ramps or balconies for
fire-isolated exits

BCA: D2.19 to D2.23

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

Doors (other than fire or smoke doors) in a
required
 exit, forming part of a required exit or in a
path of travel to a required exit, and associated
self-closing, automatic closing and latching
mechanisms

BCA: D1.6, D2.19 to D2.21, D2.23

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - SIGNS

Exit signs (including direction signs)

BCA: Specification D1.12, E4.5, E4.6, E4.8

Signs warning against the use of lifts in the event
of fire

BCA: E3.3

Warning signs on sliding fire doors and doors
to non-required stairways, ramps and escalators

BCA: C3.6, Specification D1.12

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire AS 1905.1-2005 Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant walls - Fire-resistant doorsets

Signs, intercommunication systems, or alarm
systems on doors of fire-isolated exits stating
that re-entry to a storey is available

BCA: D2.22

Signs alerting persons that operation of doors
must not be impaired

BCA: D2.23

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - LIGHTING

Emergency lighting

BCA: E4.2, E4.4

AS 2293 Set-2005

Emergency escape lighting and exit signs Set

Artificial lighting required to assist occupant
movement and egress

BCA: F4.4, H1.7

AS/NZS 1680.0:2009

Interior lighting - Safe movement

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT

hydrant system (including on-site pump set
 and fire-service booster connection)

BCA: E1.3

AS 2118.6-1995

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Combined sprinkler and hydrant

AS 2419.1-2005

Fire hydrant installations - System design, installation and commissioning

Fire hose reel system

BCA: E1.4

AS 2441-2005

Installation of fire hose reels

Sprinkler system

BCA: E1.5, G3.8, H1.2

AS 2118.1-1999

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General requirements

AS 2118.4-1995

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Residential

AS 2118.6-1995

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Combined sprinkler and hydrant

Portable fire extinguishers

BCA: E1.6

AS 2444-2001

Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location

Fire control centres (or rooms)

BCA: E1.8

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

Provisions for special hazards

BCA: E1.10

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Smoke hazard management systems:

  • automatic air pressurisation systems for
  •  fire-isolated exits
  • zone smoke control system
  • automatic smoke exhaust system
  • automatic smoke-and-heat vents
  • air-handling systems that do not form part
  • of smoke hazard management system and
  • which may unduly contribute to the spread of smoke
  • miscellaneous air-handling systems covered
  •  by Sections 5 and 11 of AS/NZS 1668.1
  • serving more than one fire compartment
  • other air-handling systems

BCA: E2.2

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS/NZS 3666 Set:2006

Air-handling and water systems of buildings Set

Carpark mechanical ventilation system

BCA: F4.11

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

Atrium smoke control system

BCA: Specification G3.8

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1670.4-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Sound systems and intercom systems for emergency purposes

AS 2665-2001

Smoke/heat venting systems - Design, installation and commissioning

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS

Smoke and heat alarm system

BCA: Clause 3 of Specification E2.2a

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1670.3-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire alarm monitoring

AS 3786-1993

Smoke alarms

Smoke and heat detection system

BCA: Clause 4 of Specification E2.2a

AS/NZS 1668

Set:2005 The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1670.3-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire alarm monitoring

AS 3786-1993

Smoke alarms

Atrium fire detection and alarm systems

BCA: Clause 4 of Specification G3.8

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning – Fire

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - OCCUPANT WARNING SYSTEMS

Sound system and intercom system for
emergency purposes

BCA: E4.9, Clause 5 of Specification G3.8

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1670.3-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire alarm monitoring

AS 1670.4-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Sound systems and intercom systems for emergency purposes

Building occupant warning system

BCA: Clause 8 of Specification E1.5,
Clause 6 of Specification E2.2a

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1670.3-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire alarm monitoring

AS 2118.1-1999

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General requirements

AS 2118.4-1995

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Residential

AS 2118.6-1995

Automatic fire sprinkler systems - Combined sprinkler and hydrant

AS 3786-1993

Smoke alarms

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - LIFTS

Stretcher facilities in lifts

BCA: E3.2

Emergency lifts

BCA: E3.4

AS 1735.1-2003

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - General requirements

AS 1735.2-2001

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - Passenger and goods lifts – Electric

Passenger lift fire service controls

BCA: E3.7

AS 1735.1-2003

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - General requirements

AS 1735.2-2001

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - Passenger and goods lifts – Electric

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - STANDBY POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

Standby power supply system

BCA: E3.4, Clause 6 of Specification G3.8

AS/NZS 1668 Set:2005

The use of Ventilation and Air-conditioning in buildings Set

AS 1670.1-2004

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire

AS 1735.1-2003

Lifts, escalators and moving walks - General requirements

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - BUILDING CLEARANCE AND FIRE APPLIANCES

Open space around large isolated buildings

BCA: C2.3, C2.4

Vehicular access around large isolated
 buildings

BCA: C2.3, C2.4

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - OTHER MEASURES

Bushfire protection measures

BCA: G5.2

AS 3959-2009

Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas

Prescribed Fire Safety Installations - BUILDING USE AND APPLICATION

Classification and use of building

BCA: A3.2 to A3.4

Occupancy hazard

BCA: E1.5, E1.6, E1.10

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