RC50 - Fire Safety in the Constructon and use of Saunas

  • 18 Sep 2009
  • Occupancy
  • Processes and Equipment

These recommendations outline the property protection measures applicable to the provision and use of saunas using electric heating units in health clubs, leisure centres, hotels and similar facilities.

Saunas should be classified as high fire hazard areas due to the presence of combustible construction and finishes, together with potential ignition sources. They should be located in enclosures that will provide at least 60 minutes’ fire resistance.