BS 5839 PART 6 PDF

Here Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, outlines the key updates professionals should be aware of in order to ensure constant compliance when specifying, installing and maintaining fire detection systems in domestic properties. Covering the implementation of fire precautions in domestic premises, including HMOs and sheltered housing, throughout both the dwelling units and common areas, the Standard is applicable to both new build and materially altered dwellings in conjunction with regional building regulations as well as existing properties. The recommendations can be applied to the fire detection components of combined domestic fire and intruder alarm systems, or fire and social alarm systems. New recommendations have been added for fire detection in supported housing in particular, whilst revised guidance on the installation of communal fire alarm systems in purpose-built blocks of flats has also been introduced.

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What is this standard about? The recommendations apply to both new and existing domestic premises. Recommendations for routine attention are also given. The recommendations of this part of BS may also be applied to the fire detection components of combined domestic fire and intruder alarm systems or fire and social alarm systems.

It does not apply to hostels, caravans or boats other than permanently moored boats used solely as residential premises , or to the communal parts of blocks of flats or maisonettes. It does not apply to any premises used for purposes other than as domestic premises e. This part of BS applies to premises used for self-catering holidays if occupied by not more than ten persons, and premises with short-term paying guests in the home of a resident operator with not more than eight guests.

It is limited to premises in which guest accommodation is not located below a ground floor or above a first floor, and in which no storey is greater than m2 in area. This part of BS is intended for use by architects and other building professionals, enforcing authorities, installers and others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic premises. It is not intended for occupiers, for whom advice is published by the Government.

The recommendations refer principally to fire detection and fire alarm systems installed for the purpose of life safety. However, recommendations are given for systems that are also intended to protect property. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises Status.

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BS 5839-6 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings

Product Details What is this standard about? It gives recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises. Who is this standard for? However, recommendations are given for simple systems that may be installed by non-specialists. Why should you use this standard? It gives the latest specifications for fire detection and fire alarm systems in both new and existing domestic premises that are: Designed to accommodate a single family Houses in multiple occupation that comprise a number of self-contained units, each designed to accommodate a single family Sheltered housing, including both the dwelling units and the common areas Recommendations for routine attention are also given.

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The standard contains detailed points on all aspects relating to the design and installation of fire alarm systems. The standard details codes of practice and recommendations to meet regulation, legislation and best practice around fire alarm systems. A focus of BS is guidance on the type of alarm to install and the areas of the property to protect. This is sectioned by the standard into levels and grades as described below. The Grade — what type of alarm system to install? There are six grades of system ranging from Grade A to F, whereby a higher grade generally represents a greater risk of fire in the premises, so a higher level of fire safety system is needed to be installed.

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Changes to BS 5839-6:2019

A Grade A Separate detectors, sounders and central control and indicating equipment with back-up power supply. Equipment must conform to other British Standards BS EN 54 C Grade C A system of fire detectors and alarm sounders which may be combined in the form of smoke alarms connected to a common power supply, comprising the normal mains and a standby supply, with central control equipment. D1 Grade D1 A system of one or more mains powered detectors, each with a tamper-proof standby supply consisting of a battery or batteries. D2 Grade D2 A system of one or more mains-powered detectors each with an integral standby supply consisting of a user-replaceable battery or batteries. F1 Grade F1 A system of one or more battery-powered detectors powered by a tamper-proof primary battery or batteries. F2 Grade F2 A system of one or more battery-powered detectors powered by a user replaceable primary battery or batteries. F2 Grade F2 A system of one or more battery-powered detectors powered by a user-replaceable primary battery or batteries.

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