One of the most significant changes in the latest revision of BS 5839-1 is the requirement that manual call points should be fitted with a protective cover to reduce false alarms.
Located in section
20.2 b) the revision specifically states that “All MCPs should be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements”.
Whilst the standard does not specifically refer to existing call points, retro fits are available for most industry standard call points.
This new change should help prevent accidental activation from impact and also should force users of the fire alarm system to lift the cover before activation, thereby adding an extra action to the process of pressing the alarm, to make this action clear to the user of the fire alarm Jalite have add a “Lift cover to operate fire alarm” call point sign.
These signs are now available to order on our webshop. Please click here for more information – Lift Cover To Operate Fire Alarm Sign