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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.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E1546 Guide for Development of Fire-Hazard-Assessment Standards
Other DocumentsISO 13943 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. SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection, Society of Fire Protection Engineers and NFPA, Quincy, MA, 2000 Available from NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.
ICS Number Code 01.120 (Standardization. General rules); 13.220.01 (General standards related to fire protection)
UNSPSC Code 46190000(Fire protection)
ASTM E1776-13, Standard Guide for Development of Fire-Risk-Assessment Standards, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top