BS 5839 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Recently Published and Confirmed

The BS 5839 series is an essential guide for anyone involved in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of fire detection and alarm systems.

The standards will be relevant to anyone involved in this area including: fire officers, service engineers, inspectorates, health and safety officers, designers, installers, manufacturers and landlords.

The documents have been revised in light of recent fire fatalities, new research in the areas of fire safety and developments in technology.

Recently published and confirmed parts:
•    BS 5839-1: 2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic

•    BS 5839-3: 1998 (Confirm Date 02 August 2013) Fire detection and alarm systems for buildingsSpecification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment

•    BS 5839-6: 2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Part 6. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises

•    BS 5839-8: 2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems.

Other parts of BS 5839 include:
•    BS 5839-9: 2011 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems.

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