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