Fire Alarm Systems
BSI British Standards - New guide for fire alarms
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BSI British Standards
The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-1 (Third Edition)
Colin S Todd
- Fully updated to cover changes in fire legislation and the Fire Reform Order
- BSI British Standard's official guide to BS 5839 Part 1
The essential guide to BS 5839-1 is now in its third edition. It has been extensively updated to cover the radical changes to fire safety legislation in the UK, reflecting changes in the standard and the Fire Reform Order.
The universal ‘bible’ written by a leading expert, for those involved in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of fire detection and alarm systems in the UK. Also a useful reference for consulting engineers and students following fire engineering courses
This book gives guidance on the recently-amended BS 5839-1:2002 Code of practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance. BS 5839-1 is part of the suite of codes and standards bearing the generic heading ‘Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings’and represents the universal reference for those involved in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of fire detection and alarm systems in the United Kingdom.
Compliance with the Code is commonly required by building control authorities, fire and rescue authorities and others who may enforce provisions for fire safety in certain occupancies; property insurers who may require automatic fire detection systems to comply with the recommendations of the Code and consulting engineers who commonly demand compliance with the code, often as part of the electrical specification for a building.
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