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RC68 Recommendations for fire safety in catering establishments



These recommendations apply to the installation, management, operation and maintenance of cooking appliances and related equipment in commercial catering kitchens. These include various forms of ovens, grilles, griddles, broilers, rotisseries and bratt pans which – together with deep fat fryers – present serious fire hazards. The advice includes a section specifically concerning frying ranges used in fish and chip shops that are open to the public.

RC1 Recommendations for fire precautions with temporary and emergency electrical supplies



These recommendations aim to outline practical measures that can be taken to reduce the number of fires associated with the provision of emergency power generating equipment. The recommendations apply to the use of fixed and portable generators fuelled by gaseous or liquid fuels and to the use of batteries, including those used with an inverter.

RC3 Recommendations for loss prevention in electronic equipment installations - Part 1



These recommendations are applicable to installations for commercial electronic data processing, electronic communications equipment, electronic equipment and industrial process control where fire might cause substantial material damage and/or business interruption losses.

RC3 Recommendations for loss prevention in electronic equipment installations - Part 2



This document describes measures to minimise the possibility of loss, damage or interference involving electronic hardware due to the presence of unauthorised persons. The guidance given, while intended to significantly reduce the risks for Category 1 facilities, as identified in the Introduction, can be selectively applied for lower category facilities depending on the criticality of the installation, the size of asset, and potential direct and consequential losses.

RC3 Recommendations for loss prevention in electronic equipment installations - Part 5



This document gives recommendations for the application of fire detection and control techniques designed specifically for use in and immediately around cabinets containing electrical and/or electronic equipment.

RC3 Recommendations for loss prevention in electronic equipment installations - Part 6



These recommendations provide guidance measures to protect electronic equipment installations from disturbances arising from power supply variations, electromagnetic radiation, electrostatic discharge, and electrical interference transmitted through power and communication lines.

RC4 Fixed Heating Equipment Burning Waste Fuel



This document provides guidance for both insurance surveyors and end-users to assist them in reducing property damage and business interruption from incidents involving the burning of waste fuel for heating purposes.

RC5 Fire Protection of Laboratories



These recommendations are applicable to all laboratories. Losses caused by fire, explosion, ingress of water, intruders and consequential losses are considered in addition to life safety. Health hazards and the reactions of chemicals, biohazards and radioactive materials are not considered in this document.

RC7 Recommendations for Hot Work Interactive PDF



These recommendations concentrate on the key aspects of property protection when hot work is being carried out. Factors which could potentially cause fire to propagate due to inadequate preparations for hot work are also addressed. These recommendations are relevant to any structure, building or area where construction, alteration or maintenance work is taking place. A suggested Hot Work Permit is included in the document and has been designed taking into account experience from fires caused by hot work.

RC8 Recommendations for the storage, use and handling of industrial gases and cylinders



These recommendations address best practice for the storage, use and handling of commonly encountered industrial gases supplied to industry and commerce in cylinders. The gases considered include both flammable and non-flammable substances, all of which can introduce fire and explosion hazards into the workplace.