BS 5446-3:2015 Detection and alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people

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BS 5446-3:2015

Detection and alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people

Status : Current   Published : February 2015

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What is this standard about?

Fire and carbon monoxide alarms in dwellings have been available for many years. They are intended to warn of the presence of a potentially dangerous condition by emitting a loud piercing sound. However, people with hearing loss might not be able to hear such an alarm sound adequately. This standard is about fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Who is this standard for? 

The execution of this standard’s provisions should be entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced people. 

Why should you use this standard? 

It’s become common practice for vibratory, visual alarm and low frequency audible devices to be coupled to domestic alarms to provide a fire or carbon monoxide warning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This standard tackles the increasing need to standardize such alarm systems.

This part of BS 5446 specifies requirements and test methods for components and their means of interconnection (e.g. by electrical wiring or by radio links).

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a full revision of the standard and introduces the following key changes:

  • Inclusion of carbon monoxide alarms
  • Change from ‘kits’ to individual components that may be used to form a system appropriate to individual requirements or needs
  • Inclusion of references to European standards for visual alarm devices and low frequency sounders
  • Removal of requirements specific to leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs)
  • Inclusion of guidance on systems suitable for varying levels of hearing loss



Standard NumberBS 5446-3:2015
TitleDetection and alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people
StatusCurrent
Publication Date28 February 2015
Cross ReferencesBS 5446-2, BS 5839-6, BS EN 54-1, BS EN 54-3:2001, BS EN 54-23:2010, BS EN 14604, BS EN 50130-4:2011, BS EN 50291, BS EN 60068-2-1, BS EN 60068-2-6:2008, BS EN 60068-2-27:2009, BS EN 60068-2-31:2008, BS EN 60068-2-42, BS EN 60068-2-75, BS EN 60068-2-78, BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013, BS EN 60950-1, BS EN ISO 13943, BS EN 12182, BS EN 50292, BS EN ISO 9000, BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 9004, BS EN ISO 9999, Consumer Protection Act 1987, Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2001, Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, 1999/5/EC
ReplacesBS 5446-3:2005
Draft Superseded By14/30277275 DC
DescriptorsFire detectors, Fire safety in buildings, Aids for the disabled, Tactile warning devices, Warning devices, Caravans, Hearing defects, Special-purpose alarms, Test methods, Performance, Fire alarms, Domestic facilities, Disabled people, Alarm systems, Smoke detectors, Vibration, Visual signals
ICS11.180.15
13.220.20
CommitteeFSH/12/2
ISBN978 0 580 81742 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages54
File Size833 KB
Price£254.00


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