The design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises. A guide to BS 5839-1:2013
BS 5839-1:2013 is the current code of practice that makes recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises.
Compliance with BS 5839-1 is very commonly required throughout the UK by building control bodies, fire and rescue authorities and other authorities who may enforce provisions for fire safety in certain occupancies.
This new book, fully revised and updated in its fourth edition, is the comprehensive guide to BS 5839-1:2013. Based on in-depth experience of developing this code of practice as well as its use in the field, this book provides full background explanation and discusses the practical application of its recommendations.
About the author
Colin S. Todd is a leading specialist in fire detection and fire alarm systems and has been a significant player in the development of this important code of practice. He sits on several national fire technical committees and has drafted numerous codes and standards on behalf of BSI and other leading bodies. His published works include: A Comprehensive Guide to Fire Safety; A Guide to BS 5839-6; A Guide to BS 5839-8 (co-author) and PAS 79.
2. History of fire alarm installation codes
3. The format and layout of the code
4. Scope of BS 5839-1:2013
5. Contents of the code
6. Defining the terms
7. Selecting a suitable fire alarm system
8. The fire alarm contract and definition of responsibilities
9. The interface between the fire alarm system and other systems
10. The components of the system
11. Design of fire alarm circuits
12. Detection zones and alarm zones
13. Communication with the fire and rescue service
14. Audible, visual and tactile fire alarm signals
15. Staged fire alarms
16. Manual call points
17. Which type of detector?
18. Spacing and siting of automatic fire detectors
19. Control and indicating equipment
20. Networked systems
21. Power supplies
22. Cables and wiring
23. Radio-linked systems
24. Electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility
25. False alarms and their limitation
26. Installation work
27. Inspection and testing
31. Acceptance by the user or purchaser
33. Routine testing
35. Repair and non-routine attention
36. User responsibilities
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Other books in the series included:
The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises. A Guide to BS 5839-6:2013
The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Voice Alarm Systems. A Guide to BS 5839-8:2013. A Guide to BS 5839-8:2013