British Standards Relating to
Fire Alarms 2024

Welcome to our webpage dedicated to British Standards for fire alarms in the UK. Here, we provide you with easy access to the essential standards governing the design, installation, and maintenance of fire alarm systems. By following these standards, you can ensure compliance with the latest regulations and enhance the safety of your premises.

When it comes to fire alarms, adherence to the appropriate British Standards is crucial. These standards serve as comprehensive guidelines, outlining the best practices and requirements for effective fire alarm system implementation. Whether you are a business owner, facility manager, or homeowner, staying informed about the relevant standards is essential to ensure optimal safety and compliance.

Our webpage is designed to simplify your search for the necessary British Standards. We have curated a collection of links that directly lead you to the official documents, allowing you to access the information you need quickly and efficiently. With just a few clicks, you can access the specific standards related to fire alarm system design, installation, and maintenance.

By maintaining compliance with the latest British Standards, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fire alarm system is designed and installed to the highest industry standards. This webpage serves as your one-stop resource to navigate the complex landscape of fire alarm standards in the UK, enabling you to prioritise safety and protect lives and property.

Explore the links provided and ensure that your fire alarm system meets the requirements set forth by the British Standards.

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+A1:2020
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 7273-4:2015+A1:2021 – SET
Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures: Part 4 – Actuation of release mechanisms for doors.
BIP 2044:2020
The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises. A Guide to BS 5839‑6:2019

Associated British Standards

British Standard
Description
BS 5446-2:2003
Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for heat alarms
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.
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022
This allows local authorities to impose a fine of up to £5,000 when a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.
BS EN 50291-1:2018
Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises. Test methods and performance requirements.
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

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