BS 9999: 2017 + Annexes

Fire safety in commercial buildings

Target audience

Design Engineers, Building Managers, Fire Safety Professionals, Building Control Officers and Fire Safety Officers.


To provide delegates with an understanding of BS 9999, a risk-based approach to fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

Core topic areas

Part 1: To enable delegates to understand:

  • Relationship with other standards
  • ASET – time based analysis
  • Risk profiling
  • Minimum fire protection measures
  • Variation of risk profile
  • Additional measures and their limits – sprinklers, AFD, ceiling height
  • Levels of management
  • Progressive levels of horizontal evacuation
  • Staircase options
  • Ventilation factors effecting levels of fire resistance
  • Functional design freedoms
  • Options for a flexible design approach

Part 2: To enable delegates to apply the standard to:

  • Annex D: Theatres, cinemas and similar venues
  • Annexes B + C: Atria
  • Annex E: Shopping complexes

Delegates apply the standard using a number of exercises so they can design a building, assess a building design and offer advice.

NOS: National Occupational Standards

This course includes the assessment criteria for NOS:

For more details of: qualifications

BS 9999

Dates and prices

Duration5 days
2018Mon 11th Jun → Fri 15th Jun
Mon 3rd Dec → Fri 7th Dec
2019Mon 8th Apr → Fri 12th Apr
Mon 28th Oct → Fri 1st Nov
Delegate cost£790 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details


Course work is assessed to National Occupational Standards criteria.

Prior learning

This course is designed for professionals who are have experience in application of fire safety guidance such as Approved Document B.

Pre-course module


British Standard

As part of the course package delegates are provided with a copy of BS 9999: 2017 for use on the course.

Purchase copies of BS 9999: 2017


The sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, flipchart explanation, group discussion, individual tuition and plan based exercises to reinforce outcomes.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.