What is BS 8629:2019 the Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats?
This new British Standard provides guidance on how to install a communication system that advises residents of flats to evacuate.
BS 8629:2019 is the new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services only in England.
In place since November 2019, this standard recommends the installation of a dedicated evacuation alert system intended for the sole use of the fire and rescue services and separate from the building’s fire alarm system in new blocks of flats with a storey located at a height of more than 18 metres above ground level.
Although not a legal requirement in England, EACIE (evacuation alert control and indicating equipment) installation is now mandatory in Scotland.
The EACIE is housed inside a security-rated enclosure (classification B3 or STS 205) so restricting access to the fire brigade using a patented key – as stipulated in the BS 8629:2019 code of practice.
These systems are not to be regarded as fire detection and fire alarm systems and the systems do not incorporate automatic smoke detection or manual call points.
- Evacuate all or part of a building in an emergency
- Secure and robust steel enclosure with lockable cover
- Easy to operate toggle switches
- LED status indicators
- Anti-tamper alert
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