High Rise Flats: Fire Alarms

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th July 2021.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood National campaign co-ordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what evidence his Department has relied upon when producing BS-5839 guidance on fire detection and alarm systems to instruct installers that communal areas in blocks of flats should not be fitted with fire alarm systems.

Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood National campaign co-ordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review BS-5839 guidance on fire detection and alarm systems so that clear guidance is included on the installation of fire alarms in blocks of flats.

Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood National campaign co-ordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review BS-5839 guidance on fire detection and alarm systems to insert guidance on Smart Alarm systems for high rise property.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

British Standards such as BS 5839 are produced by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Questions regarding BS 5839 should be directed to BSI and the relevant committee.

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