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British Standards for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems

Sometimes at Alarms Maintenance we are asked about which regulations exist that a property owner or business should be made aware about. Hence, we have provided a comprehensive list below.

British Standards

  • BS 5839: Part 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. Manual call points.
  • BS 5839: Part 3: 1988 - Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment.
  • BS EN 54-4: 1998 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Power supply equipment and BS EN 54-2: 1997 & A1: 2006 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Control and indicating equipment.
  • BS 5839: Part 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: Part 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: Part 9: 2003 - Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems.