This Health Technical Memorandum takes the form of best practice guidance and recommendations. It provides guidance on the design of fire precautions in new healthcare buildings and major extensions to existing healthcare buildings. It supersedes HTM 81 (ISBN 9780113210824), and HTM 85 (ISBN 9780113217335). This publication provides guidance to achieve a satisfactory standard of fire safety, and recognizes the special requirements of fire precautions in the design of healthcare premises and should allow the current statutory regulations to be applied sensibly within a framework of understanding. The guidance in this HTM satisfies all requirements of Part B - Fire Safety of the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended).Door closers B2 With the exception of fire doors to patients bedrooms in mental health accommodation, and doors which ... for fire doors to be held open on electrically operated door-release mechanisms provided that all of the following criteria can ... the release mechanism should be triggered automatically); b. all doors fitted with automatic door releases should be ... once a week to ensure that: (i) the mechanism is working effectively; (ii) the doors close effectively onto their frames.
|Title||:||Firecode - fire safety in the NHS|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Department of Health: Estates and Facilities Division|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2007-04-18|