New BS5839-1:2013 fire alarm system standard explained

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The BS5839 part 1 :2013 standard¬† ‘Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises‘¬† is the key standard for commercial fire alarm systems with central control panel/s. It helps customers and installers to specify, design, install and maintain fire alarm systems.

It is a substantial document and to help our customers find their way through the standard we have created a summary of the standard. The summary covers:

  • Why might I need a fire detection/fire alarm system for my premises?
  • What are fire detection and fire alarm systems?
  • What is meant by ‘category of system’?
  • What are the main design considerations for an appropriate fire detection/fire alarm system?
  • What are the main installation issues?
  • What hapens once the installation is complete?
  • Commissioning, Documentation, Certification
  • Maintaining the system: what is involved?
  • User’s responsibilities and premises management: who does what?

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