Standard for the Protection of Records



Reduce the risk of fire damage and loss of business records, including electronic media, with new provisions in NFPA 232: Standard for the Protection of Records.

Unless properly protected, valuable and often irreplaceable business records can be destroyed -- even in what is commonly known as a ''fire-resistive'' building. The 2017 edition NFPA 232: Standard for the Protection of Records presents the latest requirements for records protection equipment and facilities and records-handling techniques that safeguard records in a variety of media forms from the hazards of fire.

Engineers, AHJs, facility managers, insurance companies, and manufacturers all need to keep pace with changes.

The 2017 edition of NFPA 232 includes:

  • Guidance regarding storage of electronic media, including a clear reference to NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment
  • New subcategories that were created for record definitions addressing items such as record medium, record type, and record status

For consistency, the term fire resistance has been replaced with fire resistance rating throughout the document. Order today and increase the chances that vital documents would be spared if fire strikes. (Softbound, 48 pp., 2017)

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