BDM05 Fire protection of buildings - Food processing factories 1- Design principles

The FPA Design Guide for the Fire Protection of Buildings is made up of many documents, including a number of premises-specific Sector Guides. Each Sector Guide is in two parts: Part 1 covers the design principles for a particular type of premises and Part 2 is concerned with fire safety management.

This particular document deals with the design principles for passive fire safety in food processing factories. It describes measures and makes recommendations which, if adopted, will assist in the design and construction of food factory buildings (or extensions thereto) which are less likely to catch fire. Should fire occur, however, the applied design principles will help minimise fire and smoke damage and thus minimise business interruption. In addition, this guide may also help in identifying ways to reduce fire risks in existing food factories and/or similar food processing activities.