New: all standards for fire-safe buildings in a nutshell

Last updated:
21/9/2023
Fire safety

Which standards for fire prevention, fire detection and fire fighting help you protect your building? From the more than 600 international, European and Belgian standards that exist for fire safety, NBN has filtered the most relevant ones. You will find them on our brand new overview page on fire safety and you can easily purchase them in our renewed e-shop.

Fire hazards remain one of the main business risks. From office buildings and schools, to hospitals and manufacturing facilities, every building requires a sophisticated strategy to prevent human and material damage. Fire safety professionals now have more tools than ever to help them do their job, and one of those tools is standards.


The NBN creates order out of chaos

A strong fire safety policy should be based on clear preventative measures. In terms of your organisation, for example, are there anyawareness-raising initiatives, or is there emergency lighting in place? Next, passive and active fire protection lay a major role. For example, having a fireproof structure and the means to efficiently detect and fight fire. Each of these subdomains within fire protection is backed up by standards, which are often mandatory.  


Fire protection in schools

An example of such a mandatory standard related to fire protection is the recently published Belgian standard NBN S 21-204-2:2020, Fire protection of buildings - School buildings - Part 2: Fire protection of new school buildings. This means that every new school building, and every extension of an existing school building must comply with certain rules. These include interventions to prevent the spread of fire, and a plan to ensure the safety of everyone present. New standards for existing and temporary school buildings are also currently being developed.‍

Discover the requirements for new school buildings and extensions of school buildings

Purchase NBN S 21-204-2:2020 from NBN's e-shop.

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Wondering what other standards will help you with fire prevention, fire detection, fire suppression?

Check out our handy overview page about fire safety.

Overview page

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