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BS 8519 - Life safety and fire fighting systems
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BS8519:2010 Life Safety & Fire Fighting

This is a new code of practice that provides guidance and recommendations for the “selection and installation of fire resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications”. The standard includes:

  • Guidance for large and complex buildings
  • Recommendations for services designers, installers, regulators, fire authorities and inspectors.
  • Examples of life safety and fire fighting systems
  • Categories of fire resistance for power and control cables
  • Recommendations of to retain circuit integrity with regard to other cable components.
  • Confirms that it DOES NOT give guidance for fire alarms or emergency escape lighting.
BS8519 Guide
A guide to the selection of cable types in accordance with the recommendations of BS 8519:2010
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