Fire safety engineering - Part 1: Basic principles and codes of practice
|Publication Date:||1 September 2016|
|ICS Code (Protection against fire in general):||13.220.01|
This standard specifies requirements for the methods of fire safety engineering and their application in the built environment, e.g. buildings and underground traffic systems.
This standard is of limited applicability in some areas, e.g. ships, aeroplanes and mines.
The provisions of this standard are intended to specify the basic principles for the evaluation of fire hazards and for the assessment and design of fire safety measures required to fulfil predefined safety objectives. This standard was conceived as a generic standard and as the basis for further parts of the DIN 18009 standards series. These other parts provide provisions and data specific to fire safety practice.
NOTE 1 This standard is intended to be applied for the integral fire safety evaluation of complex built environments, particularly for evaluations that are required as a consequence of selective issues. The safety objectives to be considered for such an evaluation can be both for the safety of persons and for aspects of environmental protection, preservation of historical monuments or asset protection. This applies to new and existing built environments. This standard describes the conditions and requirements for proper application of fire safety engineering methods and in so doing provides a quality standard for such verifications.
NOTE 2 The principles and provisions of this standard can, if necessary, also be used for verification of safety using engineering methods outside the scope of fire safety.