ISO 16732-1:2012

The ISO 16732-1:2012 standard sets the theoretical guidelines for fire risk assesment it does so by stating the principles in place for interpreting and quantifying fire-related risk.

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About ISO 16732-1:2012

The ISO 16732-1:2012 standard sets the theoretical guidelines for fire risk assesment it does so by stating the principles in place for interpreting and quantifying fire-related risk. The principles of quantification apply to all fire related scenarios.

This standard is intended to be used by fire safety practitioners who deploy risk assesment based methods. Uncertainity is always involved in fire safety assesment .Guidance is also provided on the use of the information generated, i.e. on the interpretation of fire risk. Finally, there is guidance on methods of uncertainty analysis, in which the uncertainty associated with the fire risk estimates is estimated and the implications of that uncertainty are interpreted and assessed.

Risk assessment is preceded by following steps:

  • Establishment of a context
  • Including the fire safety objectives to be met,
  • The subjects of the fire risk assessment to be performed,
  • Related facts or assumptions
  • Identification of the various hazards to be assessed

The concepts stated under the ISO standard 16732-1:2012 are applicable to all fire safety objectives set by an organizations . Stated below are the 5 most typical fire safety objectives set up by organizations .

  • Safety of Life
  • Conservation of Property.
  • Continuity of Business and Safety operations
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Preservation of Heritage.