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FOI – 000106 Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Scottish HTM 82 (HTML)

Published on 13 May 2022

Date received – 05 May 2022: Date responded – 13 May 2022


I have been looking on your site for historic versions of SHTM 82. I have found the current April 2013 version, but would like to review the version of SHTM 82 that was in place during the design and build of the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, so I can accurately respond to my client, NHS Lothian.

Would you be able to provide me with copies of the historical versions of SHTM82 (presumably versions 1 to 3)?

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Please find attached: Appendix 1 (Scottish HTM 82) published April 1998 from our HFS archive publications folder.

The 1998 document does not have a version number; however, it is the immediate predecessor to the current document (version 4).

Earlier versions of Firecode document ‘Fire safety - alarm and detection systems’ were issued by the NHS in England and Health Facilities Scotland does not hold records of these publications.

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request, you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request. Please get in touch with us using the below contact details within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence:

NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB


If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their online application form.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us at the above address.