Fire protected timber stairs

LPCB offers certification of fire protected timber stairs to:-

  • BRE Global Scheme Document SD 198 which details the requirements of the approval and certification process, and BD2569 Fire Performance of Escape Stairs Guidance Document which details the method of test and assessment for escape stairs based on a realistic fire scenario.


The procedure consists of a fire test to evaluate the reaction-to-fire performance of the stair assembly and a subsequent load test to evaluate the structural performance of the stair assembly following a fire incident. The scheme applies only to stairs used in:

  • Single occupancy dwellings
  • Communal areas in blocks of flats
  • Areas where people may congregate as defined in Table 1 of BS 6399-13.

This approval scheme is run in partnership with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

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