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BS 5839-1 - FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-03-2013

Language(s)

English

Foreword
Section 1: General
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Need for a fire detection and fire alarm
   system and type of system
5 Categories of system
6 Exchange of information and definition of
   responsibilities
7 Variations from the recommendations of this
   standard
Section 2: Design considerations
8 Relationship between system Category and
   areas protected
9 Actuation of other fire protection systems or
   safety facilities
10 Systems in explosive gas or dust atmospheres
11 System components
12 Monitoring, integrity and reliability of circuits
   external to control equipment
13 Detection zones
14 Alarm zones
15 Communication with the fire and rescue service
16 Audible alarm signals
17 Visual alarm signals
18 Fire alarm warnings for people with impaired
   hearing
19 Staged fire alarms
20 Manual call points
21 Types of fire detector and their selection
22 Spacing and sitting of automatic fire detectors
23 Control and indicating equipment
24 Networked systems
25 Power supplies
26 Cables, wiring and other interconnections
27 Radio-linked systems
28 Electromagnetic compatibility
29 Electrical safety
Section 3: Limitation of false alarms
30 Responsibility for limitation of false alarms
31 Categories of false alarms
32 Acceptable rate of false alarms
33 Causes of false alarms
34 Design process for limitation of false alarms
35 Measures to limit false alarms
Section 4: Installation
36 Responsibility of installer
37 Installation practices and workmanship
38 Inspection and testing of wiring
Section 5: Commissioning and handover
39 Commissioning
40 Documentation
41 Certification
42 Acceptance
43 Verification
Section 6: Maintenance
44 Routine testing
45 Inspection and servicing
46 Non-routine attention
Section 7: Users responsibilities
47 Premises management
48 Log book
Annexes
Annex A (informative) - Choice of appropriate category
        of fire detection and fire alarm system
Annex B (informative) - Typical noise levels in buildings
Annex C (normative) - Control and transmission equipment
        for tactile alarm devices provided for
        people with impaired hearing systems
Annex D (normative) - Method for calculating standby
        battery capacity
Annex E (informative) - Schematic for design against
        false alarms
Annex F (informative) - Model format for system log
        book
Annex G (informative) - Model certificates
Bibliography

BS 5839-1

Committee
FSH/12/1
DocumentType
Draft
Pages
155
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy

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