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Glossary of Fire Safety Terms

These definitions are provided to assist the responsible person in understanding some of the technical terms used in fire safety. They are not exhaustive and more precise definitions may be available elsewhere.

» Access Room

» Accommodation Stairway

» Alternative Escape Route

» Approved Document B (ADB)

» As Low As Reasonably Practicable

» Automatic Fire Detection System

» Basement

» Child

» Class 0, 1 Or 3 Surface Spread Of Flame

» Combustible Material

» Compartment Wall And/Or Floor

» Competent Person

» Dangerous Substance

» Dead End

» Direct Distance

» Domestic Premises

» Emergency Escape Lighting

» Enforcing Authority

» Escape Route

» Evacuation Lift

» External Escape Stair

» Fail-Safe

» False Alarm

» Final Exit

» Fire Compartment

» Fire Door

» Firefighting Lift

» Firefighting Shaft

» Firefighting Stairway

» Fire Resistance

» Fire Risk Assessment

» Fire Safety Law

» Fire Safety Manager

» Fire Safety Strategy

» Fire Stopping

» Fire Warning System

» Flammable Material

» Highly Flammable

» Hazardous Substance

» Inner Room

» Licensed Premises

» Material Change

» Means Of Escape

» Phased Evacuation

» Place Of Reasonable Safety

» Place Of Total Safety

» Premises

» Protected Lobby

» Protected Stairway

» Protected Route

» Refuge

» Relevant Persons

» Responsible Person

» Self-Closing Device

» Significant Finding

» Smoke Alarm

» Staged Fire Alarms

» Storey Exit

» Travel Distance

» Vision Panel

» Way Guidance

» Where Necessary

» Young Person

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