Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

Each year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires in buildings, yet many fires can be avoided by taking fire precautions. If a fire does break out, the effects can be minimised by having effective controls and procedures in place.

BSI gives recommendations on fire detection and fire alarm systems in new and existing dwellings and buildings of all sizes. The standards and publications are essential reference for specifiers, designers and  installers, including fire brigades, local authorities, housing associations, fire alarm contractors, building control officers, consulting engineers, electrical contractors and building surveyors. 

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

BS EN 54-20:2006
Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Aspirating smoke detectors 

Supporting fire alarm books:

bip 2109The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-1 (3rd edition)

Colin S Todd

Download chapter 1

 Read more about the Guide to BS 5839-1


bip 2124The design and installation of voice alarm systems. A guide to BS 5839-8

Douglas F. Mason and Colin S. Todd

Download chapter 1

Read more about the Guide to BS 5839-8

 

bip 2111A Comprehensive Guide to Fire Safety

Colin S Todd

Download chapter 1

Read more about the Guide to Fire Safety

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