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Fire Safety Precautions and Engineering (SHTM 81)

Published on 06 July 2009

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 81 Parts 1, 2 and 3: Fire precautions for new premises, fire engineering and atria guidance.



This series provides recommendations and guidance, additional to the statutory requirements of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, as amended. It recognises the need for a higher standard of fire safety precautions in the design of healthcare premises for the protection of patients from fire in the in-patient care areas of hospitals, and other treatment facilities.

  • Part 1: fire precautions in new healthcare premises
  • Part 2: guiance on the fire engineering of healthcare premises
  • Part 3: Atria in healthcare premises

The guidance in this document is supplementary to, and must be read in conjunction with, the ‘Non-domestic technical handbook’.

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