This new book, fully revised and updated in its third edition, is the comprehensive guide to BS 5839-8:2013. Based on in-depth experience of developing this code of practice as well as its use in the field, this book provides full background explanation and discusses the practical application of its recommendations.
Guidance on the provision of food in a village hall, or other community setting, has been published. The guidance, which is aimed at community and charity groups and local authorities in England, should help clarify which food operations carried out in these venues require registration.
A new Tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit has been launched. This new guidance will provide local authorities and businesses with information on good standards of practice, and promote safety and consistency across the industry nationally.
The CIEH and the University of Greenwich have published a professional guidance document that draws together a range of methods and good practice in adding to the environmental health and housing evidence base.
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.