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    What is BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 about?

    This British Standard is Part 6 in a short series on fire alarm and

    detection systems in buildings. BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 gives

    recommendations for systems in both new and existing domestic premises

    to make them safer to live in. This 2020 amendment corrects errors in

    the 2019 publication and addresses the issue of some children sleeping

    through alarms.

    Who is BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 for?

    Architects and other building professionals

    Enforcing authorities


    Others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic


    NOTE: This standard is not intended for occupiers, for whom government

    advice is published. However, recommendations are given for simple

    systems that may be installed by non-specialists.

    Why should you use BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020?

    This British Standard gives recommendations on the planning, design,

    installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire

    alarm systems in domestic premises that are:

    a) Designed to accommodate a single family

    b) Houses in multiple occupation that comprise a number of self-

    contained units, each designed to accommodate a single family

    c) Sheltered housing, including both the dwelling units and the common


    The recommendations apply to both new and existing domestic premises and

    include recommendations for routine attention.

    Additional Details

    ISBN (13 digits) 9780539135688