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The UK Fire and Rescue Services attended 722,000 fire and false alarm incidents in the year 2008/09.*

BSI publications in this area are an essential reference for specifiers, designers and installers.

Fire safety is often a component of building safety, BSI publications are also important to architects, building professionals, building surveyors, consulting engineers, electrical contractors and local authorities.

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*Source: Fire Statistics Monitor published in March 2010 by the Department of Communities and Local Government

  • Fire detection and alarm systems:

BS 10999:2010
Specification for distress signal units for the fire and rescue service

BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance

BS 5839-8:2008
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems 

PAS 79:2007
Fire risk assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology
The bestselling guide gives a nine-step approach to fire risk assessment in buildings

  • Fire extinguishing/fighting equipment:

BS 336:2010
Specification for fire hose couplings and ancillary equipment

BS 5306:2009
Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

BS 750:2006
Specification for underground fire hydrants and surface box frames and covers

BS EN 14339:2005
Underground fire hydrants

  • Design & fire safety:

BS 9999:2008
Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

  • Fire sprinkler systems:

BS EN 12845+Amendment 1:2009
Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance

  • Fire testing:

BS 476-10:2009
Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs 

  • Read more about books for fire and voice alarms:
The BS 9999 Handbook. Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings
Michael Green and Jonathan Joinson

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

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Read more about the Guide to BS 5839-1

The Design and Installation of Voice Alarm Systems. A Guide to BS 5839-8
Douglas F. Mason and Colin S. Todd

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Read more about the Guide to BS 5839-8

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A Comprehensive Guide to Fire Safety
Colin S Todd

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Read more about the Guide to Fire Safety

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BS 5306-3:2009

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