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Part 12: Method of test for ignitability of products by direct flame impingement. BS 5588, Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. Part 0: Guide to fire safety codes of practice for particular premises/applications. Part 4: Code of practice for smoke control using pressure differentials. Part 5: Code of practice for firefighting stairs and lifts. Part 7: Code of practice for the incorporation of atria in buildings. Part 8: Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people.

30 A Guide to Fire Safety Engineering The Construction Products Directive, through the use of harmonized technical specifications and supporting standards, aims to break down the technical barriers to trade, associated with the movement of construction products between Member States. At the present time, CEN TC/127 has now published all the necessary technical specifications to enable the Commission Services to publish their formal Commission Decision on the classification of construction products according to their reaction to fire and fire resisting properties.

Once the decision has been made by the EU Fire Regulators Group as to what form the European interest will take, CEN will decide who will undertake the work. Given the basic remit of CEN TC/127, it will probably be included in its work programme. Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC) Council Directive 89/106/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative procedures of the Member States relating to Construction Products was published in 1989. This Directive contained a number of Essential Requirements; one of which was ‘Safety in case of fire’.

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