Digital fire safety standard consultation opens

The new code of practice for digital management of fire safety information is now open to public consultation. BSI is seeking feedback from the construction, fire, housing, digital and safety industries by 22 August.

Comments can be registered online at:

The standard, named BS 8644-1: Digital management of fire safety information. Part 1: Design, construction, handover, asset management and emergency response – Code of practice, will give recommendations for the management, presentation and exchange of fire safety information using digital information management processes.

BIM+ first revealed detail on the standard and its development last year:

It covers stages in the lifecycle of assets in all parts of the built environment, including infrastructure: briefing; design; construction (including on-site fire safety information); asset handover; asset in operation; and fire and rescue service intervention.

The standard is intended for use by individuals and organisations that contribute to and influence the definition of design, construction, use, maintenance and end of life of a built asset. It is applicable primarily to new built assets, but its principles can also be applied to existing assets.

Following consultation, the standard is due to be published in winter this year.

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