How to pass the test Stephen Shorrocks David Starr
Subjects • Noise – robust details • Fire • Drainage • Combustion appliances • Thermal • Electrical
Testing and certificates • Noise Robust details • Fire Fire detection systems Emergency lighting Sprinklers Systems Appendix G – fire safety information • Drainage
Robust details • Details of the registration with and a list of the robust details from robust details limited needs to be provided prior to the commencement of the works • During the construction process the responsible person should show the building control inspector that the check list from the manual is being completed for the relevant details.
Fire detection and alarm systems • The design, installation and commissioning of a system needs show that the requirements of BS 5839 have been met. • Design of the system Indicated in the specification and marked on the plan • Inspection of the work Site investigation • Testing and commissioning Certified by a competent person • A certificate containing the information listed in appendix G (part 1)
Emergency lighting • The design, installation and commissioning of a system needs show that the requirements of BS 5266 have been met. • Design of the system Indicated in the specification and marked on the plan • Inspection of the work Site investigation • Testing and commissioning Certified by a competent person • A certificate containing the information listed in annex C (part 1)
Sprinklers • Sprinkler systems designed to the appropriate code of practice with information about water supply and any specific hazards for which it is designed. • Installed tested and commissioned by a competent person. • LPCB, FPA registration
Systems • Automatic vents, powered doors, fire stopping, EVAC intercoms, lift installations, etc. • Designed and in stalled to the appropriate code of practice and installed to the manufactures instructions. • Certified, commissioned and tested by a competent person with the appropriate level of accreditation
Part B vol 2 Appendix G • At the completion of the project and dependant on the complexity of the building you will need to provide certain information for the end user. As built drawings showing fire related items The fire strategy Design assumptions Escape strategy Passive fire safety measures Fire safety systems • Regulation 16 requires that for relevant buildings fire safety information is given at completion or when first occupied.
Drainage • Construction and inspection Design information on the plans and details or in the specification indicating how the requirements within the approved document (falls, sizing, materials) or code of practice is to be met. A site test should be carried out and witnessed on the below and above ground installation. In some instances the SW system will also need to be tested.
Independent certification • All of the above could be the subject of an independent scheme of certification and accreditation. • You should tell building control before the commencement of the works the intention to use such a system. Details of registration, etc will be required.
Combustion appliances • Responsibility • Checklist • Spillage test for flues • Notice plate
Thermal • Air permeability • Heating system commissioning • Operating instructions • Energy rating
Electrical • Category 1 – Registered Competent Person • Category 2 – Qualified but not registered • Category 3 – Not qualified
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