The British Standard 5839 Part 6: 2019 is intended to indicate the minimum installation requirements for domestic smoke alarms. The standard is designed to provide a clear framework that will give device manufacturers the information they may need to meet the requirements for fire protection devices. This standard details what will be expected of the following areas of a building: accommodation and associated buildings, car parks, entrances, corridors, telecommunication, kitchens, laundries, bathrooms, associated services and yards, and external locations. This document is a UK version of the standard and so will differ from those in other countries. If you would like more details about the other gradings within BS 5839 part 6: 2019, then click here to visit a page which breaks the standard down fully.
It is becoming extremely important that fire detection systems complywith BS 5839 as it helps to improve the building and fire safety. On topof this, the requirements of BS 5839 part 6 are based on the need foreffective fire safety. This in turn helps prevent fire damage and minimisefear of fire amongst the occupants if the fire alarm system fails.
The latest version of the BS Code for domestic premises is BS 5839-6 (2019+A1:2020) and is divided into nine Parts, each containing at least one chapter. This Part 1 is the General Part which covers the current minimum requirements for fire precautions.
Part 6: 2004 introduced a very wide range of significant changes to the Code in order to \"get it right\" and to be preventable and timely. The 2004 version was refined over the ensuing years and in the summers of 2008 and 2009 completely replaced the 1995 version. The 2008 and 2009 drafts are now also withdrawn in order to allow for accustomisation. 7211a4ac4a