BS 8418 Installation and Remote Monitoring of Detector-activated CCTV Systems Revised

Concerns over the use and abuse of CCTV have prompted a new government code of practice, and the appointment of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, to reassure the public that these systems will be used to protect and support communities rather than spy on them.

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BS EN 60947-1 Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Has Been Thoroughly Updated

BS EN 60947-1:2007+A2:2014 provides the latest general requirements for low voltage switchgear and controlgear, rated up to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.

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IET launches Amendment to Wiring Regulations

All users of the IET Wiring Regulations need to be aware of the coming changes in Amendment No. 3 to the 17th Edition (BS 7671:2008+A3:2015).

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Surge Immunity Test BS EN 61000-4-5 Updated

The newly revised standard BS EN 61000-4-5 (Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test) sets out how to test for immunity to surge voltages caused by switching and the indirect effects of a lightning strike.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility. Limits BS EN 61000-3-2 Updated

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)

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BSI Announces the 7th Annual Fire Safety Conference

The quality of your fire safety policy, design and management could make a critical difference between life and death.  But how do you make sure that you have taken all the necessary steps to minimize risks and improve fire safety?

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New Standard for Emergency Lighting BS EN 1838:2013

BS EN 1838:2013 is a new European Standard that specifies the luminous requirements for emergency escape lighting and standby lighting systems installed in premises or locations where such systems are required. It is principally applicable to locations where the public or workers have access.

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BS 5839 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Recently Published and Confirmed

The BS 5839 series is an essential guide for anyone involved in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of fire detection and alarm systems.

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British Standard for Tunnel Lighting Released

BS EN 16276:2013 Evacuation Lighting in Road Tunnels

This standard covers evacuation lighting in road tunnels longer than 500 m with an annual average daily traffic higher than 500 vehicles, to ensure safe evacuation of vehicle occupants in evacuation situations such as fire. Provides practical advice for installation and maintenance in road tunnels


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New Standard for Protection Against Lightning

BS EN 62305-2 Protection against lightning. Risk management outlines risk assessment for a structure or service from lightning flashes to earth.

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