BS5839-1 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.
BSI has revised BS 5839-1:2017, the Code of Practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic dwellings. The revision was published on 31 August 2017 and supersedes BS 5839-1:2013 which is now withdrawn.
Anyone involved in the design and planning of fire detection and alarm systems, as well as installation and commissioning specialists such as Diamond Systems, need to know about these important changes to BS5839.
The BS5839-1 revision adopts the latest industry thinking and new technologies, including added guidance on the use of video fire detection and multi-sensor fire detectors, with the aim of reducing the incidence of false alarms.
BS5839-1:2017 is a full revision of the Code of Practice and contains a number of changes over the previous version.
The revised standard takes into account the changes to other major fire safety standards including BS EN 54 standards for fire detection and alarm, and BS9999 for fire safety in commercial buildings. Diamond Systems can assist with your understanding of these changes, to ensure your fire alarm design fully complies with the new standard.
These changes aim to reduce the confusion in the marketplace around how to implement the recommendations given in BS5839-1.
To request a meeting with our design support team to discuss the changes in BS5839-1:2017 in more detail please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02890 207 207.