A guide to different Fire Alarms and Smoke Detection Systems 2016-08-22

Information on different fire systems and when one is needed.

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    Introduction
    The following Guide is based on BS5839 Part 1 on the design and installation of Fire Alarm Systems for general applications. It is intended as a reference only, and not a replacement for BS5839 part 1.

    When is a Fire Alarm System Required ?

    There are various statutory documents covering the need for fire protection in various types of premises. The principle documents are:
    Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    Fire Certificates (Special Premises) regulations 1976
    Factories Act 1971
    Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963
    Private Places of Entertainment Act 1967
    Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997