What is the ISO 16732-1:2012?


ISO 16732-1:2012 provides the conceptual basis for fire risk assessment by stating the principles underlying the quantification and interpretation of fire-related risk. These fire risk principles apply to all fire-related phenomena and all end-use configurations, which means these principles can be applied to all types of fire scenarios.

Objective of ISO

The principles and concepts in ISO 16732-1:2012 can be applied to any fire safety objectives, including the five typical objectives listed as examples in Clause 1 of ISO 23932:2009:

  • safety of life
  • conservation of property
  • continuity of business and safety operations
  • protection of the environment
  • preservation of heritage

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