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

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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

Status : Current   Published : March 2013

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What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems. 

NOTE: The fire detection and fire alarm systems themselves are covered by BS 5839-1.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Designers, manufacturers and suppliers of voice alarm systems
  • Architects and other building professionals
  • The fire/health and safety industries
  • Regulators and inspectors
  • Installers and others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic premises

Why should you use this standard? 

BS 5839-8 is part of an extensive series of fire detection standards. It gives the latest guidelines and specifications relating to specific voice alarm systems and its overall purpose is to help save lives. 

This part of the standard includes systems that involve a manual facility for the transmission of live voice messages as well as automatically generated messages for emergency purposes.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • This is the third edition of BS 5839 – it has been revised and updated by experts to provide the most relevant guidelines and requirements
  • The latest technological developments have been taken into consideration to align with best practice in the fire protection industry



Standard NumberBS 5839-8:2013
TitleFire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 March 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 4678-4, BS 5839-1:2013, BS 6651:1999+A1:2005, BS 7629-1, BS 7671, BS 7827, BS 7846, BS 8434-2, BS EN 50200, BS EN 54-3, BS EN 54-4, BS EN 54-16:2008, BS EN 54-23, BS EN 54-24, BS EN 54-25, BS EN 50086, BS EN 50200:2006, BS EN 50289-4-16, BS EN 60079-14, BS EN 60268-16, BS EN 60702-1, IEC 60702-1, BS EN 60702-2, IEC 60702-2, BS EN 61241-14, BS EN 61241-17, BS 476, BS 5330, BS EN 61672-1, BS EN ISO 9001, Building Regulations Approved Document B Volume 2<(>, <)> Fire Safety: Buildings other than dwelling houses, NBS 2006, The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 1992 2004/108/EC, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
ReplacesBS 5839-8:2008
Draft Superseded By12/30258718 DC
DescriptorsEmergency electrical installations, Colour, Fire alarms, Microphones, Automatic, Electric cables, Planning, Visual signals, Alarm systems, Flashing lights, Interfaces, Mathematical calculations, Amplifiers, Electric wiring systems, Fire detectors, Speech transmission systems, Buildings, Computer programs, Interference suppression, Information exchange, Conformity, Installation, Position, Control equipment, Inspection, Electric power systems, Signal devices, Access, Audibility, Life (durability), Messages, Fire safety, Languages, Commissioning, Loudspeakers, Design, Noise (environmental), Maintenance, Fire safety in buildings, Circuits
ICS13.220.20
13.320
CommitteeFSH/12/5
ISBN978 0 580 77925 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages88
File Size500 KB
Price£254.00


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