BSI has just published BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors. Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

What is BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 about?

This is the fourth in a five-part series of British Standards giving recommendations on how fire protection measures should operate. Part 4 (this part) deals with the mechanisms for opening doors that form part of the means of escape in a fire. BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 is the first amendment to the 2015 version of this standard.

Who is BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 for?

  • Fire detection and fire alarm designers
  • Fire alarm manufacturers and installers
  • Enforcing authorities including building control bodies and fire and rescue
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors
  • Property managers
  • Gas, lift and fire safertengineers and consultants
  • Fire risk assessors

    What’s new about BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021?

    This is an amendment to BS 7273-4:2015 , prompted by research that identified the potential for confusion between red break glass call points and door release units on electronically locked doors, leading to unwanted alarms.

    The amendment:

  • Supplies recommendations to resolve this issue
  • Provides clarity on when a door may be secured with a panic bar, also known as a panic latch
  • Makes it clear that in some circumstances, such as in care homes catering for residents who are living with dementia, the normal green break glass might, subject to a risk assessment, be omitted or subject to a variation in siting

BS 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 is available for purchase fr everybody in our eShop and for members at a discount price after logging in.