Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings
Code of Practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises
BS 5839-6 is the relevant British Standard for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in dwellings and sheltered housing. The scope of the systems covered range from a single battery operated smoke alarm installed in a small dwelling to full fire detection systems of the type covered by BS 5839-1. BS 5839-6 is the appropriate code of practice to apply when a fire alarm system is installed in a single family dwelling, whether a house, flat or maisonette, and in houses in multiple occupation, including shared houses and houses converted into bedsits or flats
This comprehensive one day course provides an in-depth examination of the recommendations of BS 5839-6. The course provides a valuable insight into the thinking behind the recommendations.
Who will benefit from attending?
This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in the specification, design or installation of fire alarm systems in dwellings, including houses in multiple occupation; accordingly, it will be of value to:
- Building control officers.
- Approved inspectors.
- Environmental health officers.
- Fire and rescue service inspecting officers.
- Fire alarm contractors.
- Fire safety consultants.
- Fire risk assessors.
- Health & Safety consultants.
- M&E contractors and consultants.
On completion of the course, delegates will have gained an understanding and knowledge of:
- The purpose of fire detection systems in dwellings.
- The appropriate philosophy for system design.
- The appropriate fire alarm system for different types of dwellings.
- The design of fire alarm systems for dwellings.
- The different grades and categories of systems defined in BS 5839-6.
- The use of “mixed” systems incorporating both domestic smoke alarms and commercially available fire alarm systems.
- Certification of systems.