Standard: NFPA 232

STANDARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF RECORDS

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Scope:

This standard provides minimum requirements for protection of records, records protection equipment and facilities, and the types of records specified within this standard from the hazards of fire.

This standard provides requirements for the following categories of records storage environments in ascending order of increasing risk tolerance and descending protection requirements:

(1) Vaults

(2) Archives

(3) File rooms

(4) Compartmented records centers

(5) Noncompartmented records centers

This standard also provides the requirements for the application of the types of records protection equipment specified within this standard.

This standard does not provide any requirements for the protection of cellulose nitrate film records. NFPA 40 shall be followed for protection requirements for cellulose nitrate film.

This standard does not provide any requirements for the storage and handling of useful records.

The responsible party, typically the owner of the records and not the authority having jurisdiction, shall determine classification of the records in accordance with this standard.

The responsible party, typically the owner of the records and not the authority having jurisdiction, shall determine which records justify the application of this standard.

Purpose. This standard is prepared for the use and guidance of those charged with purchasing, planning, surveying, classifying, retaining, designing, constructing, installing, inspecting, approving, listing, operating, or otherwise handling of records, or maintaining equipment and facilities that protect the types of records covered by this standard against the hazards of fire and its associated effects.

Organization: National Fire Protection Association
Document Number: nfpa 232
Publish Date: 2017-01-01
Page Count: 47
Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: YES
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
NFPA 232 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2012-01-01 Revision: 12 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Update Date: 2007-01-01 Revision: 07 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Update Date: 2000-08-18 Revision: 00 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Update Date: 1995-01-01 Revision: 95 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Revision: 91 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Update Date: 1986-01-01 Revision: 86 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Revision: 80 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Revision: 75 Status: INAC
NFPA 232 Change Type: Revision: 70 Status: INAC
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