NFPA 232

Standard for the Protection of Records

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 47
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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.

Document History

NFPA 232
January 1, 2017
Standard for the Protection of Records
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....
January 1, 2012
Standard for the Protection of Records
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....
January 1, 2007
Standard for the Protection of Records
This standard provides requirements for records protection equipment and facilities and records-handling techniques that provide protection of records in a variety of media forms from the hazards of...
August 18, 2000
Standard for the Protection of Records
This standard provides requirements for records protection equipment and facilities and records-handling techniques that provide protection from the hazards of fire. This standard does not consider...
January 1, 1995
Standard for the Protection of Records
A description is not available for this item.
232
February 8, 1991
STANDARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF RECORDS
This standard provides requirements for records protection equipment, facilities, and records handling techniques that provide protection from the hazards of fire. It does not consider forcible...
January 1, 1986
STANDARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF RECORDS
This standard provides requirements for records protection equipment, facilities, and records handling techniques that provide protection from the hazards of fire. It does not consider forcible...
232
January 1, 1980
PROTECTION OF RECORDS
A description is not available for this item.

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