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Not only would this have been unlikely to constitute a consensus within the profession, but it might have ended up as a prescriptive methodology and, hence, contrary to government policy.In consultation with fire consultants, C S Todd & Associates Limited, it was decided to publish guidance in the form of a PAS.Prior to December 1997, the fire safety legislation under which fire precautions were controlled on an ongoing basis took the form of a complex and disparate morass of primary and secondary legislation.
Fire risk assessment is now the sole, underpinning for fire safety legislation in occupied buildings.
to take account of the UK's new fire safety regimes.
The Publicly Available Specification (PAS) gives a nine-step structured approach and corresponding documentation for carrying out and documenting significant findings of fire risk assessments in buildings.
However, unlike a book, the PAS would have some authority in view of consultation with, and comment by, stakeholders within the industry.
It was agreed that PAS 79 would be drafted by C S Todd & Associates.However, a wide range of stakeholders was defined to create a review group.