Who is required to use them
Premises that hold a large number of people must treat wooden elements with fire retardant coating systems.
These structures are classified as A (low risk, e.g. shops), B (medium risk, e.g. religious buildings) or C (high risk, e.g. schools) based on the fire hazard and number of people held.
Therefore the following types of buildings must use fire retardant coating systems:
- public buildings (schools, offices, nursery schools, hospitals, hospices, care homes, theatres, airports, railway stations, trade shows, etc.)
- buildings open to the public (hotels, trade shows, fairs, restaurants, offices, schools, nursery schools, hospitals, hospices, care homes, theatres, garages, religious buildings, discos and ballrooms, fitness centres, etc.)