Statutory Regulations

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The appropriate British standards for installation of a fire alarm in non domestic premises is BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 and BS 5839-6:2004 for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings. A number of British Standards relating to fire alarm systems follows.

Fire Alarm British Standards

BS

5839-1:2002+A2:2008

Fire detection and fire alarm systems

for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning

and maintenance

BS

EN 54-11:2001

Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Specification

for manual call points has replaced BS 5839-2:1983

BS

5839-3:1988

Specification for automatic release mechanisms for

certain fire protection equipment.

BS

EN 54-4:1998

Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Power supply

equipment has replaced BS 5839-4:1988

S

EN 54-2:1997+A1:2006

Fire detection and fire alarm systems . Control and

indicating equipment has replaced BS 5839-4:1988

BS

5839-6:2004

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings.

Code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of fire

detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings

BS

5839-8:2008

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings.

Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance

of voice alarm systems

BS

5839-9:2003

Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code

of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance

of emergency voice communication systems

Guides to BS 5839

BIP

2109:2008

The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance

of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-1 (3rd

edition)

BIP

2044:2004

A Guide to BS 5839-6:2004

BIP

2124:2009

The Design and Installation of Voice Alarm Systems. A Guide to

BS 5839-8

Associated British Standards

BS

5446-2:2003

Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings.

Specification for heat alarms

BS

5446-3:2005

Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings. Specification

for smoke alarm kits for deaf and hard of hearing people

BS

5979:2007

Remote centre’s receiving signals from fire and security systems.

Code of practice

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