BS 5839-8:2023 Voice Alarm Systems Is Now Published
This new revision of the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of voice alarm systems includes some editorial changes, most notably it has been restructured to the new BSI format. The new BS standard is a code of practice for fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings and is now available as a British Standards Institution 2023 document.
There have also been many technical changes, including:
- A new recommendation regarding voice alarm loudspeakers and disabled refuges
- Simplification of the equation for calculating I2 for standby batteries
- A new clause on cybersecurity
This part of BS 5839 supersedes BS 5839 8:2013, which is withdrawn. BS 5839 is published in the following parts:
- Part 1: Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non domestic premises;
- Part 3: Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment;
- Part 6: Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises;
- Part 8: Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems – Code of practice;
- Part 9: Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems.
Why should you use BS 5839-8 – Voice alarm system?
- It provides the latest guidelines and specifications relating to specific voice alarm systems
- It’s comprehensive, including systems that automatically broadcast speech or warning tones as well as systems with a manual facility for broadcast of live or pre-recorded speech and sounds
- IIt is designed to help users to increase confidence in their products and enter new markets
- IIt aims to help users accelerate product innovation and better manage the risk associated with these products
The new standard is available from the British Standards Institution 2023 (BSI). SS Systems are at the forefront of fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings including the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems. as part of a fire alarm installation. We can provide a comprehensive system for your commercial location or business premises UK wide. Please contact one of our team members for a consultation.
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