The knowledge document entitled ‘The Basis for Fire Safety’ was originally written on the basis of the Dutch situation, but in practice, it was soon found to be applicable to situations outside the Netherlands as well. The approach to fire safety as described and elaborated in this document can be applied universally. It describes the backgrounds and provides a substantiation of fire protection measures and facilities. And they also apply internationally, since fire development and fire growth are not specific to just one country.
When using this publication for situations outside the Netherlands, please remember that the statistical details stated only concern the Netherlands. Where regulations are referred to, as is specifically the case in chapter 6, this is Dutch legislation. However, the book is definitely suitable for international use as its main focus is on the backgrounds and substantiation of fire safety measures and facilities which are based on fire development, the spread of smoke, the behaviour of constructions and people's behaviour when fleeing a building, instead of on statutory requirements.
The Dutch version of this publication is also available: Basis voor Brandveiligheid De onderbouwing van brandbeveiliging in gebouwen