BS 7273-6-2019 Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures Part 6: Fire detection and fire alarm systems – Interface with ancillary systems and equipment.
6 Exchange of information and definition of responsibilities
COMMENTARY ON CLAUSE 6
The design of the interface between the fire detection and fire alarm system and the ASE could be undertaken by the supplier, the installer, representatives of the user or purchaser (including consultants), or by a combination of these parties.
The following recommendations should be met.
a) The designer of the actuation arrangements should ensure that, to the extent appropriate, there is consultation at the design stage with the following stakeholders:
• the user or purchaser;
• the building control body;
• consultants (including architects, mechanical and electrical consultants, and fire engineering consultants);
• authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs); and
• any relevant specialists in respect of the ASE (e.g. the fire alarm contractor).
b) Responsibility for the design of the interface between the fire detection and fire alarm system and the ASE. including the interconnections, should be clearly defined.
NOTE I This Is often the designer of the fire detection and lire alarm system.
c) Where the interface between ASE and a fire detection and fire alarm system is the responsibility of an organization other than the installer of the fire detection and fire alarm system, the responsibility of that organization and any other organization, such as the fire alarm installer, should be clearly defined and documented.
d) Where the fire strategy specifies a particular actuation arrangement, as part of the cause and effect of the fire detection and fire alarm system, the details of the actuation arrangements, as well as the cause and effect schedule, should be documented within the fire safety information for the building.
NOTE? In England and Wales. Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations 2010 (1J requires that fire safety information is provided to the responsible person not later than the date of corn plerion of the work, or the dote of occupation of the building or extension, whichever is the earlier, in Scotland. the Building (Procedure) jScotland) Regulations 2004 (2J require that a fire safety design summaly. incorporating information on services and equipment installed En the building, is provided along with the completion certificate to the building control verifier There is no equivalent requirement In Northern ireland,
e) The information within the fire safety documentation for the building, regarding the actuation and cause and effect arrangements, should enable the building user to understand the cause and effect schedule together with any supporting reasoning. The following documents should be included within the fire safety information:
• where there is a variation in the actuation arrangement from the recommendations of this, or any other. British Standard, justification for the variation:
• the actuation arrangement upon receipt of a specified signal from the fire detection and fire alarm system;BS 7273-6 pdf download.