Fire safety standards

BS 5839 concerns the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of fire detection and alarm systems. Two of the parts to the Standard have been revised to take account of new research and recent fire fatalities. They supersede the 2008 versions, which have now been withdrawn.

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 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.

They are not cheap, being priced at £264 and £210 respectively, but a discount can be obtained via PHSC.

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