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RC9 Recommendations for Oil Fired heating installations

Published

These recommendations are applicable to all installations that use, for heating purposes, petroleum oil fuels having a flashpoint (closed cup) of 38°C and above. Special precautions are necessary if fuels with flashpoints less than 38°C are to be used. These recommendations do not apply to installations fuelled with waste oil, where other guidance applies.

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

Published

2016

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.

RC7 Recommendations for Hot Work Interactive PDF

Published

2019

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.

RC68 Recommendations for fire safety in catering establishments

Published

2020

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.

RC67 Recommendations for electrical safety in the event of a fire - Interactive PDF

Published

2018

These recommendations provide practical guidance to insurers and their clients regarding electrical hazards in the workplace and particularly those that may be encountered by firefighters responding to fire calls from commercial and industrial premises. Features an interactive checklist.

RC66 Recommendations for sourcing fire safety products and services

Published

2018

This document aims to provide independent explanatory guidance to insurers and their clients to assist them to obtain reliable, high quality products and services. It also provides understanding on the terms and procedures to assist in the acquisition of reliable fire-related products and services.

RC65 Recommendations for fire safety with 3D printing

Published

2018

These recommendations have been produced to minimise the likelihood and consequences of a fire involving a 3D printer in commerce and industry. The term 3D printing relates to a wide range of processes using diverse equipment and a broad spectrum of applied materials. The advice is not intended to apply to 3D printing undertaken in a domestic environment.

RC64: Recommendations for fire safety with small biomass installations

Published

2019

These recommendations provide advice regarding the selection, storage, handling and use of biomass fuels. The nature of the hazards and forms of fire protection measures that should be considered for biomass installations are discussed together with measures that may be taken to reduce the hazards associated with the self heating of fuel. These Recommendations refer to small commercial systems rather than large industrial plant.

RC63 Recommendations for minimising impact of legionella in firefighting systems

Published

2015

These recommendations outline the potential low-level threat to personnel from the growth of legionella bacteria in fixed firefighting installations. Measures to address the hazards associated with the design, installation, maintenance and management of these systems are identified and measures to minimise the growth of legionella bacilli discussed.

RC62 Recommendations for fire safety with photovoltaic panel installations

Published

2016

These recommendations provide guidance and background information relating to fire safety concerning the installation of photovoltaic panels on residential, commercial and industrial premises. Consideration is given to the location and fitting of the panels on buildings, and some aspects of electrical safety, where this has an impact on the prevention of fires. Guidance is also provided regarding the safety of firefighters, particularly from electrical hazards associated with the DC side of the installation.