BS 5839-6:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises

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BS 5839-6:2013

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises

Status : Current   Published : May 2013

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BS 5839-6:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises

BS 5839-6:2013 gives recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises that are:

  • Designed to accommodate a single family
  • Houses in multiple occupation that comprise a number of self-contained units, each designed to accommodate a single family
  • Sheltered housing, including both the dwelling units and the common areas.

The recommendations apply to both new and existing domestic premises.

Recommendations for routine attention are also given.

The systems covered in BS 5839-6:2013 range from those comprising a single self-contained smoke alarm to systems of the type described in BS 5839-1. The recommendations of this part of BS 5839 may also be applied to the fire detection components of combined domestic fire and intruder alarm systems or fire and social alarm systems.

BS 5839-6:2013 applies to forms of domestic premises, including bungalows, multi-storey houses, individual flats and maisonettes, mobile homes, sheltered housing, housing providing NHS supported living in the community (as defined in Health Technical Memorandum 88 [1]), mansions, shared houses and houses divided into several self-contained single-family dwelling units. It does not apply to hostels, caravans or boats (other than permanently moored boats used solely as residential premises), or to the communal parts of blocks of flats or maisonettes. It does not apply to any premises used for purposes other than as domestic premises (e.g. small shops, factories or similar premises used solely as places of work).

BS 5839-6:2013 is intended for use by architects and other building professionals, enforcing authorities, installers and others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic premises. It is not intended for occupiers, for whom advice is published by the Government). However, recommendations are given for simple systems that may be installed by non-specialists.

The recommendations refer principally to fire detection and fire alarm systems installed for the purpose of life safety. However, recommendations are given for systems that are also intended to protect property.

Contents for BS 5839-6:2013 includes:

  • Foreword
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Fire risk assessment
  • System components
  • Monitoring of circuits
  • Grades of system
  • Categories of system
  • Choice of system
  • Types of fire detector and their selection
  • Location and siting of fire detectors
  • Limitation of false alarms
  • Audible fire alarm devices and audibility
  • Fire alarm warnings for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Power supplies
  • Wiring
  • Control and indicating equipment
  • Manual call points
  • Zoning and other means for identification of the source of alarm conditions
  • Remote transmission of alarm signals
  • Radio-linked systems
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Installation, commissioning and certification
  • User instructions
  • Routine testing
  • Maintenance

Supersession

This part of BS 5839-6:2013 supersedes BS 5839-6:2004, which is withdrawn.

 

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Standard NumberBS 5839-6:2013
TitleFire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 May 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 476, BS 5446-2, BS 5446-3, BS 5839-1:2013, BS 5979, BS 7671, BS EN 54-2:1997, BS EN 54-3, BS EN 54-4, BS EN 54-5, BS EN 54-7, BS EN 54-11, BS EN 54-12, BS EN 54-23, BS EN 14604:2005, BS EN 60730-1:2011, BS EN ISO 13943, BS ISO 7240-8, BS ISO 7240-15, LPS 1265: Issue 1.0, BS 7860, BS EN ISO 9000, BS EN 50291:2001, BS EN 50131-1, The Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document B –, Fire Safety, Scottish Technical Handbooks: Section 2 – Fire 2011, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 Guidance, Fire Statistics Great Britain
ReplacesBS 5839-6:2004
Draft Superseded By12/30260280 DC
DescriptorsFire alarms, Fire detectors, Alarm systems, Fire safety in buildings, Fire safety, Buildings, Domestic facilities, Domestic, Design, Installation, Maintenance, Fire risks, Smoke detectors, Grades (quality), Position, Audibility, Hearing defects, Frequencies, Electric wiring systems, Control equipment, Communication equipment, Remote control systems, Radio links, Instructions for use, Indicator lights, Marking, Risk assessment
ICS13.220.20
13.320
CommitteeFSH/12/1
ISBN978 0 580 78333 3
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages92
File Size1.235 MB
Price£244.00


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