BS 5839-1:2013 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic buildings.
BS 5839-8:2013 gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems.
No business continuity plan is complete without serious consideration given to how and what to communicate in the event of an incident or disruption. But how can you be sure that you will be able to communicate appropriately when the unexpected occurs?
BS 1722-18:2011 Fences. Specification for free-standing temporary steel mesh perimeter fencing panels
BS 1722-18:2011 specifies performance requirements for the manufacture of steel mesh site perimeter temporary fencing. It includes test methods for the verification that these requirements have been met. Information on the construction of a typical fence panel that would meet these requirements has also been included.
BS 6187:2011 gives good practice recommendations for the demolition (both full and partial) of facilities, including buildings and structures. The standard is therefore applicable to demolition activities undertaken as part of structural refurbishment.
BS EN ISO 13857:2008 Safety of machinery. Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs
One way to reduce or avoid risks caused by machinery in a working environment, is to implement protective barriers or zones of reach. By putting these safety measures in place, workers will be out of reach of hazard zones, safeguarding their arms and legs. BS EN ISO 13857:2008 focuses on equipment safety and occupational safety by specifying safety distances to protect the upper and lower limbs of workers.