British Standards Relating to Fire Alarms 2020

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The appropriate British Standards for installation of a fire alarm in non-domestic premises are BS 5839-1:2017 and BS 5839-6:2019 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 follow.

Fire Alarm British Standards

British Standard
Description
BS 5839-1:2017
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises.
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
Fire detection and fire 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 has replaced BS 5839-4:1988
BS EN 54-2:1997+A1:2006
Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Control and indicating equipment has replaced BS 5839-4:1988
BS EN 54-25:2008
Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Components using radio links.
BS 5839-6:2019
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 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.
BS 5839-9:2011
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

British Standard
Description
BIP 2019:2013
The design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises. A guide to BS 5839-1:2013
BIP 2044:2013
The design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises. A Guide to BS 5839-6:2013
BIP 2124:2013
The design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems. A Guide to BS 5839-8:2013

Associated British Standards

British Standard
Description
BS 5446-2:2003
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises.
BS 5446-3:2015
Detection and alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people.
BS EN 50292:2013
Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises, caravans and boats. Guide on the selection, installation, use and maintenance
BS 8591:2014
Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice.

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