Legislation and trends in fire protection quiz

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Please answer the following 5 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 4 out of 5, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Legislation and trends in fire protection

The most commonly used form of fire protection in the UK is?

Boards
Sprays
Intumescent coatings
Concrete encasement

Which, if any, of the following statements about BS 9999 is/are correct?

BS 9999 has replaced Approved Document B
BS 9999 and Approved Document B can be used interchangeably.
Fire precautions in BS 9999 are based on an understanding of how risk is created in fire
Fire resistance times for buildings are often lower in BS 9999 than they are in Approved Document B

Which of the following statements is/are true?

Building Regulations in England & Wales are prescriptive and give detailed instruction on fire precautions in buildings
Building Regulations in England & Wales are functional. They describe what must be achieved but not how it is achieved.
The Government in England and Wales published Approved Document B as one method by which the requirements of the Building Regulations can be met.
Approved Document B is not mandatory

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

Off-site application of thin film intumescent coatings should be used on every project
Off-site application of thin film intumescent coatings is appropriate to those projects in which the cost premium is justified by the advantages of the process
There is a cost premium for off-site application
A model specification exists for off-site application of thin film intumescent coatings which contains standard specification clauses that can be put into the specifier’s own contract documents

Which, of the following statements is/are correct

The costs of structural fire protection have remained relatively steady in real terms over the past 20 years
The costs of structural fire protection have increased in real terms over the past 20 years
The costs of structural fire protection have decreased rapidly in real terms over the past 20 years
The costs of structural fire protection have decreased a little in real terms over the past 20 years