The BSI has invited comments on BS 5446-3 (Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings Part 3: Specification for fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people). The review of the 2005 standard was published on 15th September, with a review end date of the 30th November.
This part of BS 5446 specifies requirements and test methods for the components intended to be assembled to create fire and/or carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people, for the purpose of life safety in dwellings. However, although this part of BS 5446 provides the specification for alarm systems for dwellings, it is recognised that these systems, or components thereof, might be used in other situations, where similar requirements could be anticipated. Equipment conforming to this part of BS 5446 might not be suitable for use in boats, due to the corrosive atmosphere. It might however be suitable for use in other leisure accommodation vehicles.