BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION CODE OF PRACTICE
A new British Standard on managing fire safety information digitally – BS 8644-1:2022
Arising from a recommendation in the Hackitt Review, a new British Standard has now been published on how to manage fire safety information digitally across the life of a built asset. This blog post looks at the background to the standard and what it contains.
A single defining concept has led to the development of BS 8644-1:2022 Digital management of fire safety information – Part 1: Design, construction, handover, asset management and emergency response – Code of practice. It comes from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report, which identified an egregious lack of accessible and relevant fire safety information for developing and existing assets across the UK built environment. Among her report’s recommendations was the need to create a “digital standard of record-keeping for the design, construction and during the occupation of new High-Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs)”. In response, we now have BS 8644-1:2022.