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RE5 - Combined Heat and Power Systems

Published

26 April 2024

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are used when there is a requirement for both electricity and heat, allowing the asset owner to optimise energy efficiency. A CHP system utilises residual heat or steam, produced by generating electricity, to provide secondary facilities and processes with a reliable energy source. This need to know guide focuses on the types and functions of CHP systems and how a fire risk assessment of these systems can be approached to reduce risk factors.

IG3: A General Guide to Building Regulations and Information Provision

Published

26 April 2024

The ability to make informed decisions on fire safety and insurance demands the availability of building information that is accessible, complete, and accurate. Historically this information is seldom available, and in many circumstances even seeking out a valid fire risk assessment can be problematic for the insurer.

This general guide takes key wordings of Regulation 38 (BR 2010 (Amended)), and Part 4 (Regulations 31-39 or Higher-Risk Buildings Procedures 2023) and deconstructs it so that definitions and cross-referencing can be more easily understood without consultation to other documents.

TB203: Care and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems

Published

28 March 2024

LPC Technical Bulletin TB203 considers insurer requirements for servicing and maintaining automatic sprinkler systems. Together with the ‘Sprinkler System Service and Maintenance: Guidance, Records and Checklists’ document, it provides best practice for sprinkler system maintenance to ensure the system will perform as intended when called to do so.

Active Fire Protection Guide - Sprinkler Systems for Property Protection

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of fire Sprinkler Systems for Property Protection (PP).

Active Fire Protection Guide - Sprinkler Systems for Life Safety

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of fire Sprinkler Systems for Life Safety in Domestic and Residential (D&R) applications.

Active Fire Protection Guide - Kitchen Fire Protection Systems

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of Kitchen Fire Protection Systems (KFPS).

Active Fire Protection Guide - Migration of Novec 1230 and HFC Gaseous Agents to Environmentally Acceptable Alternatives

Published

16 February 2024

This guide, in association with other RISCAuthority AFPGs, describes potential candidate replacement options for consideration, and describes the specific features that might support the selection of one option over another.

Active Fire Protection Guide - Fixed Dry Chemical Fire Protection Systems

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of Fixed Dry Chemical Fire Protection Systems (FDCFPS).

Active Fire Protection Guide - Water and Water Foam Deluge Sprayer Systems

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of Deluge Systems.

Active Fire Protection Guide - Water Foam Monitors

Published

16 February 2024

This document has been produced by the RISCAuthority Active Suppression & Detection working group to provide information and outline guidance on the application of Water Foam Monitors.

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