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BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : October 2002 Replaced By : BS 5839-1:2013

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What is BS 5839-1:2002 + Amendment 2:2008?

BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 sets the standard for fire detection and alarm systems in non-residential buildings. This code of practice gives essential guidance on effective design, installation and maintenance. And these are the latest recommendations on protecting your organization through fire detection and prevention. BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 applies to all fire alarm systems, from small manual networks to complex automated systems.

Best practice guidelines cover:

  • fire extinguishing equipment
  • smoke control
  • automated door release
  • and other critical safety measures.

Guidance on fire detection and alarm systems in residential buildings is given in BS 5839-6.

How does it work?

BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 shows you how to meet the fire detection and alarm system code of practice. It takes you from planning and design to installation and maintenance, outlining responsibilities and competencies for fire risk assessment.

All fire alarm system types are simplified and explained, including:

  • automatic and multi-sensor detection
  • carbon monoxide and video smoke detection
  • cable types in networked systems
  • how to limit false alarms through more efficient design.

Who should buy it?

  • Risk and health and safety managers and auditors 
  • Fire alarm engineers and inspectors 
  • Organizations that want to update an existing fire detection and alarm system 
  • Organization that want to implement a fire detection and alarm system.

What’s new?

BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 has been revised to include the latest technology and recommendations for fire detection and alarm systems.

Read more here

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Standard NumberBS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008
TitleFire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 October 2002
Withdrawn Date31 March 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 476, BS 4678-4, BS 5588, BS 5839-8:1998, BS 5839-9, BS 5979, BS 7273, BS 7629, BS 7671, BS 7846, BS 8434-1, BS 8434-2, BS EN 54-2, BS EN 54-3, BS EN 54-4, BS EN 54-5, BS EN 54-7, BS EN 54-10, BS EN 54-11, BS EN 54-12, BS EN 54-20, BS EN 54-25, BS EN 50086, BS EN 50200, BS EN 50281-1-2, BS EN 60079-14, BS EN 60702-1, IEC 60702-1, BS EN 60702-2, IEC 60702-2, BS EN 61558, BS EN ISO 13943, BS ISO 7240-8, BS ISO 7240-15, CEA 4021, Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 82, Health Technical Memorandum 05-03 Part B, BS 5306-2, BS 5839-6, BS 6266, BS 6387, BS 6651:1999, BS 7974, BS EN 50131-1, BS EN 60651, BS EN ISO 9000, DD CLC/TS 50398, IEC 60331, PD 7974-4, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document M, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
Replaced ByBS 5839-1:2013
ReplacesBS 5839-1:1988
Amended ByAMD 15447, December 2004. Amendment, March 2008. Amends and replaces BS 5839-1:2002.
Draft Superseded By01/540647 DC07/30171700 DC
DescriptorsFire alarms, Fire detectors, Alarm systems, Fire safety in buildings, Fire safety, Buildings, Design, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance, Planning, Smoke detectors, Means of escape from fire in buildings
ICS13.220.20
13.320
CommitteeFSH/12/1
ISBN978 0 580 60438 6
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages146
File Size4.051 MB
Price£264.00


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