I have an invitation to tender that includes the wording, “From July 2017 public building installations (people safety) must use [EuroClass] Class C [cables] on all escape routes“.
I don’t believe this is true, at least not until BS 6701 Amendment 1 is published.
Can someone shine some light on this, please?
Currently there are no national regulations or standards which indicate any requirements for a given EuroClass in any part of any type, or part of, a building.
BS 6701 A1 (which has just completed its comment phase) will define a requirement but this will apply to all locations in all buildings – not just escape routes or just public buildings.
The draft amendment has been available on the FIA Standards Forum while it was under comment. The amendment should be published Q4, 2017.
Mike Gilmore, Director of Standards, FIA