IET logo
 
IET
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Sheltered/Amenity Housing Fire Alarm
Topic Summary:
Created On: 14 May 2013 04:46 PM
Status: Post and Reply
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 14 May 2013 04:46 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



CPC

Posts: 32
Joined: 16 February 2011

Hi all

What British Standard should be used when working in sheltered/amenity housing??

BS5839-1 or BS5839-6 ??

The building is two storey and has communal lounges, kitchens and one bedroom flats coming off corridors.
Am thinking that the corridors, communal lounges, kitchens etc should be covered by BS5839-1 and bedrooms BS5839-6, but then again could be wrong hence why am asking the question.

Any advice much appreciated.

Many Thanks Again,

CPC
 14 May 2013 06:12 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Avatar for OMS.
OMS

Posts: 19595
Joined: 23 March 2004

OK - if you are satisfied that the facility is generally:

From BS 5839-1

BLOCK OR GROUP OF DWELLINGS, WITH EACH DWELLING INCORPORATING ITS OWN COOKING AND SANITARY FACILITIES, DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PERSONS WHO MIGHT REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, e.g. ELDERLY PEOPLE, AND WHERE SOME FORM OF ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

NOTE 1 This does not imply that assistance need be provided on the premises.

NOTE 2 Sheltered housing often includes amenities common to all occupiers, such as lounges and guest rooms, all of which are within the scope of this part of BS 5839.

Then, you probaly need to be going with BS 5839 - 6 and the link to BS 5839-1

Keep in mind we have new 2013 versions of both documents.

Also be aware that you are going into territory that needs choices on evacuation or stay put strategies (ie defend in place) and the links to BS 9999 and BS 5588

It's not an easy one and really you should be getting the system type and category from your client (which will have evolved from thier risk assessment - ie evacuate or stay put strategy)

Basically though, what you need to achieve is:

A) Alert residents to fire in their own flat
B) Alert FRS (but minimize false alarms)
C) Early warning of a fire in communal facilities

So, typicaly 5839 - 1 in the common parts and 5839-6 in the individual dwellings and note that often the part 6 system links to the warden call system as well

Regards

OMS

-------------------------
Failure is always an option
 15 May 2013 08:33 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



CPC

Posts: 32
Joined: 16 February 2011

Thank you for the clarification OMS
Statistics

See Also:



FuseTalk Standard Edition v3.2 - © 1999-2014 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.