ASTM E1776 - 13

    Standard Guide for Development of Fire-Risk-Assessment Standards

    Active Standard ASTM E1776 | Developed by Subcommittee: E05.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    ASTM E1776

    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended for use by those undertaking the development of fire-risk-assessment standards. Such standards are expected to be useful to manufacturers, architects, specification writers, and authorities having jurisdiction.

    4.2 As a guide, this document provides information on an approach to the development of a fire-risk-assessment standard; fixed procedures are not established. Limitations of data, available tests and models, and scientific knowledge can constitute significant constraints on the fire-risk-assessment procedure and associated standard.

    4.3 While the focus of this guide is on developing fire-risk-assessment standards for products, the general concepts presented also can be applied to processes, activities, occupancies, and buildings.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the development of fire-risk-assessment standards.

    1.2 This guide is directed toward development of standards that will provide procedures for assessing fire risks harmful to people, property, or the environment.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E176 Terminology of Fire Standards

    E1546 Guide for Development of Fire-Hazard-Assessment Standards

    Other Documents

    ISO13943 Fire Safety - Vocabulary Available from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 1 rue de Varemb, Case postale 56, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland, http://www.iso.ch.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.120 (Standardization. General rules); 13.220.01 (General standards related to fire protection)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46190000(Fire protection)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1776-13

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