General provisions

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) General provisions. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 1: Fire detection and alarm systems, 1 (1.4). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 9. ISBN 9781859469156

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Smoke and heat alarms should have a standby power supply, such as a battery (rechargeable
or non-rechargeable) or capacitor. More information on power supplies is given in clause 15 of
BS 5839-6.
NOTE: The term ‘fire alarm system’ describes the combination of components for giving an audible
and/or other perceptible warning of fire.
NOTE: In this document, the term ‘fire detection system’ describes any type of automatic sensor
network and associated control and indicating equipment. Sensors may be sensitive to smoke,
heat, gaseous combustion products or radiation. Automatic sprinkler systems can also be used to
operate a fire alarm system.

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Subjects: Building standards
Section 01: Fire detection and alarm systems
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 20:46
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2022 11:59

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