PD 6531:2018 Queries and interpretations on BS 5839-1
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PD 6531:2018

Queries and interpretations on BS 5839-1

Status : Current   Published : April 2018



What is this published document about?

It answers queries and provides supplementary information to further interpret and explain the recommendations in BS 5839-1:2017, the British Standard on fire detection and alarm systems in non-domestic buildings.

Who is this published document for?

  • Users of BS 5839-1:2017
  • Anyone involved in the commissioning, installation, design and planning of fire alarm and detection systems

Why should you use this published document?

It answers queries concerning how BS 5839-1:2017 should be interpreted. It also supplies supplementary information on the recommendations and application of BS 5839-1:2017 and seeks to clarify the intentions of the standard in the hope that this will be helpful to users. It does not in any way supersede or modify the recommendations in BS 5839-1.

What’s changed since the last update?

The published document has been fully updated in line with the 2017 edition of BS 5839-1, with all queries and answers revised accordingly. Specifically this update:

  • Incorporates a technical commentary, written by the chairman of the drafting panel
  • Includes guidance on the presence of fire alarm systems in common parts of blocks of flats
  • Answers questions regarding distances between fire detectors and walls or partitions, and simulation of fault conditions

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BS 5839-1 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises.

Standard NumberPD 6531:2018
TitleQueries and interpretations on BS 5839-1
Publication Date24 April 2018
ReplacesPD 6531:2010
ISBN978 0 580 99653 5
File Size918 KB

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