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Document ID (ISN)58009
CIS number 92-808
ISBN(s) 0-419-15280-6 (UK); 0-442-31324-1 (USA)
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stollard P., Abrahams J.
Title Fire from first principles - A design guide to building fire safety
Bibliographic information Routledge, Chapman and Hall Ltd., Cheriton House, (Dept. C), North Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 5BE, United Kingdom, 1991. 153p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Contents of this manual: introduction to the theory of fire safety and technical terms of fire science; fire prevention (ignition prevention, fuel limitation, fire safety management); communication (detection, analysis, alarms, signs and fire notices); escape (occupancy, travel distances, rescue, escape lighting); containment (structural protection, compartmentation, envelope protection, active containment of smoke by pressurisation or venting); extinguishment (manual fire fighting, auto-suppression, fire service facilities and access); information (legislation, standards, guidance and advisory services). Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; fire; safety by design; fire protection; training material; buildings
Descriptors (secondary) fire behaviour; sources of ignition; smoke; training manuals; escape routes; fire alarms; fire detection; fixed extinguishing systems; fire prevention; fire spread limitation; glossary; comment on law; comment on standard; portable fire extinguishers
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
OSH training