For the Fire Trade

Join the UK Fire Association
You don't have to jump through hoops to become a member, we simply need to be sure that you are competent in the fields that you work in and carry adequate insurance.

If you are involved with the design, installation, commissioning or maintenance of fire alarm systems you need to be aware that three parts of this code have been revised and are due to published at the end of March.

These include;

  • BS 5839-1 2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for system design,installation, commissioning and maintenance.
  • BS 5839-6:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings.
  • BS 5839-8: 2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems.

Hard copies of British Standards can purchased at discounted rates through Tom Law, the Treasurer, by emailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. alternatively electronic pdf copies can be ordered online directly from BSi. Membership of BSi does provide a 50% discount but is only cost effective if your organisation is buying significant numbers of standards over a year.