It is of extreme importance that Fire Alarm System is correctly installed and maintained as life could be at risk and property damaged as a result of fire.

BS 5839 Part 1 classifies fire detection system into three categories namely

(i) Type M: Break-glass in order to activate Sounders. This is a manual system and does not automatically operate unless manually activated. It is for protection of life.

(ii) Type L: This is an automatic fire detection system for the protection of life.

(iii) Type P: This is also an automatic detection systems but for the protection of property.

It is important that Fire Alarm Systems are installed and maintained in compliance with the requirements of EAWR 1989, BS 5839 Part 1, Wiring Regulations BS7671 and Manufacturer’s instructions.