New fire alarm standard


Today sees the launch of the new BSI Standard: BS 5839-6: 2019 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings Part 6.

It covers systems from a single self-contained smoke alarm to those of the type described in BS 5839-1 for non-domestic premises.

Changes since the BS5836-6: 2013 edition include:

•             New recommendations for fire detection in sheltered and supported housing
•             New recommendations on communal fire systems
•             New information on testing and servicing by grade, and revised grades
•             Updated recommendations for the minimum Grade and Category of System
This safety-critical document will be used by:

•             Installers and others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic premises
•             Architects and other building professionals
•             Enforcing authorities

Please click here to review the new standard issued by BSI.

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