This Approved Document which takes effect on
1 July 1995 deals with the following Requirement
from Part F of Schedule 1 to the Building
Regulations 1991:

  Requirement   limits on application

Means of ventilation

Fl. There shall be adequate means of ventilation provided for people in the building.

  Requirement Fl does not apply to a building or space within a building —

a) into which people do not normally go; or
b) which is used solely for storage; or

c) which is a garage used solely in connection with a single dwelling.


Reference should be made to: Approved Document B for guidance on the design of Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems for the purpose of fire safety; and Approved Document J in relation to the provision for combustion air to appliances.

Note: attention is drawn to the Workplace
(Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

The provisions in this Approved Document would, in accordance with Section 23(3) of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974, if followed, prevent the service of an improvement notice with regard to the requirements for ventilation in regulation 6(1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.