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BC Update 162: Protection from Fire – frequently asked questions update

Posted: 25 July 2014

BC Update
Update of the FAQs for the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method for Protection from Fire.

This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.

Since publication on 10 April 2012, the Acceptable Solutions and the Verification Method for Protection from Fire (C/AS1-C/AS7 and C/VM2) have been subject to an ongoing process of continuing improvement. Many of the improvements have been and will be informed by feedback and requests for clarification.

We have developed a list of FAQs so that the answers to common questions can be shared openly. These FAQs are continuously updated as part of our ongoing monitoring of the implementation.

The FAQs are split into the following sections:

  • Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 interpretations
  • Verification Method C/VM2 interpretations
  • Procedural issues

Protection from fire FAQs

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: