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BS 5839-1:2017 Fire Detection & Alarm Systems for Buildings Code of Practice - Open for public comment

BS 5839-1 is now issued for public comment (DPC) and will be open until 1 February 2017.

01 December 2016

BS 5839-1:2017 – Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings  - Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises

BS 5839-1 is now issued for public comment (DPC) and will be open until 1 February 2017. The draft can be found on the BSI online draft review system HERE. Alternatively you can view and comment directly through the ECA, email steve.martin@eca.co.uk

Although mainly technical changes, some suggestive revisions include:

  • A new term for unwanted fire signals
  • The use of multi-sensor detectors
  • Additional considerations for alarm signalling to alarm receiving centres
  • Video fire detectors
  • Deleting the term’ double pole isolators’
  • Covers for manual call points