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Fire safety - Precautions in existing healthcare premises (SHTM 85)

Published on 03 December 2007

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Fire precautions in existing healthcare premises.



This document provides guidance on the standards of fire safety for existing NHSScotland healthcare premises and takes account of the wide range and age of buildings likely to be encountered. The fire safety issues encountered will vary considerably, and will not, in any case, be exclusively dependent on the physical fire precautions that are provided.

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