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BS 5839-6:2004

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Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings Code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-05-2013

Language(s)

English

Published date

15-09-2004

Committees responsible
Foreword
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Fire risk assessment
5 System components
6 Monitoring of circuits
7 Grades of system
8 Categories of system
9 Choice of system
10 Types of fire detector and their selection
11 Location and siting of fire detectors
12 Limitation of false alarms
13 Audible fire alarm devices and audibility
14 Fire alarm warnings for deaf and hard of hearing people
15 Power supplies
16 Wiring
17 Control and indicating equipment
18 Manual call points
19 Zoning and other means for identification of the source of alarm
   conditions
20 Remote transmission of alarm signals
21 Radio-linked systems
22 Electromagnetic compatibility
23 Installation, commissioning and certification
24 User instructions
25 Routine testing
26 Maintenance
Annex A (informative) Fire risk assessment for dwellings
Annex B (informative) Choice of appropriate Grade of fire
        detection and fire alarm system
Annex C (normative) Control and indicating equipment for Grade B
        systems
Annex D (informative) Model guidance to occupiers and landlords
        regarding avoidance of false alarms in systems with
        facilities for automatic transmission of fire signals to
        the fire and rescue service
Annex E (informative) Model certificates for Grade A systems
Annex F (informative) Model certificate for Grades B, C, D, E
        and F systems
Bibliography
Figure
Tables

Gives recommendations for the planning, design and installation of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings and dwelling units that are designed to accommodate a single family, and in houses in multiple occupation that comprise a number of self-contained units each designed to accommodate a single family.

Committee
FSH/12
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes BS 5839-6(1995) and 03/119007 DC. (09/2004)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
76
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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PD 6686:2006 Guidance on directives, regulations and standards related to prevention of fire and explosion in the process industries
BS 5445-8:1984 Components of automatic fire detection systems Specification for high temperature heat detectors
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BS 9991:2011 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
BS 9251:2005 Sprinkler systems for residential and domestic occupancies. Code of practice
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PD 6531:2010 Queries and interpretations on BS 5839-1

BS 5446-2:2003 Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings Specification for heat alarms
BS 3955:1986 Specification for electrical controls for household and similar general purposes
BS EN 50131-1 : 2006 ALARM SYSTEMS - INTRUSION AND HOLD-UP SYSTEMS - PART 1: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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BS 7671:1992 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
BS EN 54-4:1998 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Power supply equipment
BS EN 54-2 : 1998 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 2: CONTROL AND INDICATING EQUIPMENT
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BS EN 54-5 : 2017 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 5: HEAT DETECTORS - POINT HEAT DETECTORS
BS EN 54-12:2015 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Smoke detectors. Line detectors using an optical beam
BS 7860:1996 Specification for carbon monoxide detectors (electrical) for domestic use
BS EN 50291:2001 Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises. Test methods and performance requirements
BS 5588-1:1990 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for residential buildings
BS EN 54-11:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems Manual call points

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