10 October 2014

At the Standards CPD day held in Hampton 02nd October the issue of communicating which standards are currently being reviewed was raised. Whilst we regularly advertise which ones need comment in our wekly e-zine Focus, we do tend to only do it once. We plan to add a permanent section in Focus listing which standards remain open with a link to the original ‘advert’ in an effort to improve communication. There are currently 11 standards open for comment:

 

FprEN 12845 – Automatic sprinkler systems – design, installation and maintenance. UAP vote (Unique Acceptance Procedure), published in the FIA Focus 23/07/2014

This standard has been issued by BSI for combined comment and approval. If you would like to review and comment on this document, please contact Robert Thilthorpe. Please note, that as this is a combined voting document, only editorial comments will be accepted by the committee. Technical comments are welcomed, if they are of a serious safety nature.

The BSI deadline for comments is 19th November, therefore please submit your comments to Robert by 15th October.
 
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British Standards open for comment, published in the FIA Focus 27/08/2014
 

BSI FSH/18 has issued the standards below for public comment.
Members are entitled to comment directly to the BSI using the links below. The deadline for replies to BSI is 31 October 2014.
If you wish your comments to be included in the FIA comments on the standard, please complete the template CEN-IS0-IEC-CLC Commenting Template and submit it to Rthilthorpe@fia.uk.com.
The FIA comments will be considered by the joint FIA/BAFSA watermist group. Please email your comments by 30 September 2014.
 
BS 8489-1: Fixed fire protection systems – Industrial and commercial watermist systems – Part 1: Code of practice for design and installation

BS 8489-4: Fixed fire protection systems – Industrial and commercial watermist systems – Part 4: Test and requirements for watermist systems for local applications involving flammable liquid fires

BS 8489-5: Fixed fire protection systems – Industrial and commercial watermist systems – Part 5: Tests and requirements for watermist systems for protection of combustion turbines and machinery spaces with volumes up to and including 80m3

BS 8489-6: Fixed fire protection systems – Industrial and commercial watermist systems – Part 6: test and requirements for watermist systems for the protection of industrial oil cookers

BS 8489-7: Fixed fire protection systems – Industrial and commercial watermist systems – Part 7: Tests and requirements for watermist systems for the protection of low hazard occupancies

BS 8458: Fixed fire protection systems – Residential and domestic watermist systems – Code of practice for design and installation

 


Draft BS 5446-3: Specification for fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people, published in the FIA Focus 01/10/2014

BSI draft standard BS 5446-3, Specification for fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people, is being circulated by BSI FSH 12/2 for comment and vote.

Please consider this document and return any comments to Graham Simons, FIA Technical Manager.

Comments should be returned on the standard CEN comment templates. The deadline for comments is 30 November 2014.

Click here to download draft>>

Click here ISO-IEC-CEN-CENELEC Commenting Template to download comment template>>


FprEN 54-29: Multi-sensor fire detectors, now available for UAP ballot, published in the FIA Focus 03/09/2014

FprEN 54-29: Multi-sensor fire detectors – point detectors using a combination of smoke and heat sensors, has been released by CEN for UAP ballot.

Please consider this document and return any comments to Graham Simons.

At this stage only editorial comments will be taken into account. However, if you have strong technical arguments against the proposed standards, you can request that the UK returns a negative vote. Please let Graham know your company view on the UK accepting this standard.

Comments should be returned on the standard CEN comment templates and the deadline for comments is 28th November 2014. This will allow FIA to consider your comments and submit an industry view of the standard.

Click here for the draft standard>>

Click here FIA Enquiry comments on prEN 54-29for the comment template>>


New Draft British Standard for public comment, published in the FIA Focus 11/06/2014 
 

Draft for Public Comment - 14 30297510 DC Draft BS EN 16750 Fixed firefighting systems-Oxygen reduction systems- Design installation, planning and maintenance 

The deadline for comments is 29 October 2014.
The FIA comments on this standard will be co-ordinated by Extinguishing Council.

If you would like to comment on this standard email Robert Thilthorpe>>