In a world of ever changing Codes of Practice and British Standards Trinity ensure we design our engineered solutions to the latest regulations.

In a world of ever changing Codes of Practice and British Standards Trinity ensure we design our engineered solutions to the latest regulations.

Please find below the current British Standards and Codes of Practice that Trinity Fire & Security Systems utilise for the various Fire, Life Safety & Security disciplines.

Fire Detection And Alarm System

  • BS5839-1:2017 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises
  • BS5839-3:1988 Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain fire protection equipment
  • BS5839-6:2013 Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises
  • BS5839-8:2013 Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems
  • BS5839-9:2011 Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems
  • Fire Extinguishing

  • BS 5036-9:2015 Recharging of portable fire Extinguishers - Code of practice
  • BS 5266-1:2016 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
  • BS 5266-2:1998 - Code of practice for electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use
  • BS 5266-4:1999 - Code of practice for design, installation, maintenance and use of optical fibre systems
  • BS 5266-5:1999 - Specification for component parts of optical fibre systems
  • BS 5266-6:1999 - Code of practice for non-electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use. Photo luminescent systems
  • BS 5306-1:2006 Hose Reels and Foam Inlets
  • BS 5306-3:2017 Commissioning & maintenance of portable fire extinguishers
  • BS 5306-8:2012 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises
  • BS5306-0:2011 Guide For the selection of install systems and other fire equipment
  • BS 9990-2015 - Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings – Code of practice
  • BS EN 1838:2013 - Lighting applications. Emergency lighting
  • BS EN 50172:2004 - Emergency escape lighting systems
  • Fire Suppression

  • BS 5306-0:2011 Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment
  • BS 5306-4:2001+A1:2012 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for carbon dioxide systems
  • BS 6266:2011 Code of Practice for the Fire Protection for Electronic Equipment Installations
  • BS 7273 -1:2006 Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of Gaseous total flooding extinguishing systems
  • BS 7273-2:1992. Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Mechanical actuation of gaseous total flooding and local application extinguishing systems
  • BS 7273-3:2008. Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of pre-action watermist and sprinkler systems
  • BS 8458:2015 Fixed fire protection systems. Residential and domestic water mist systems. Code of practice for design and installation
  • BS 8489-1:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial water mist systems. Code of practice for design and installation
  • BS 8489-4:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial water mist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for water mist systems for local applications involving flammable liquid fires
  • BS 8489-5:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial water mist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for water mist systems for the protection of combustion turbines and machinery spaces with volumes up to and including 80 m3
  • BS 8489-6:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial water mist systems. Fire performance tests and requirements for water mist systems for the protection of industrial oil cookers
  • BS 8489-7:2016 Fixed fire protection systems. Industrial and commercial water mist systems. Tests and requirements for water mist systems for the protection of low hazard occupancies
  • BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance
  • BS EN 15004-1:2008 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Design, Installation & Maintenance
  • BS EN 15004-2:2008 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for FK-5- 1-12 extinguishant
  • BS EN 15004-4 2008 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for HFC 125 extinguishant
  • BS EN 15004-7:2017 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for IG-01 extinguishant
  • BS EN 15004-8:2017 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for IG-100 extinguishant
  • BS EN 15004-9:2017 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for IG-55 extinguishant
  • BS EN 15004-10:2017 Fixed firefighting systems. Gas extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for IG-541 extinguishant
  • BS EN2:1992– Classification of Fires
  • FM 5560:2016 Water Mist Systems
  • ISO 14520-1:2015 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design - Part 1: General requirements
  • ISO 14520-5-2016 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design - Part 5: FK-5-1-12 extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-8:2016. Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design. HFC 125 extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-9:2016 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design - Part 9: HFC227ea extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-11:2016. Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems. Physical properties and system design. HFC 236fa extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-13:2015 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design - Part 13: IG-100 extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-14:2015 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design - Part 14: IG-55 extinguishant
  • ISO 14520-15:2015 Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems -- Physical properties and system design -- Part 15: IG-541 extinguishant
  • ISO 15779:2011ED1 Condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems - Requirements and test methods for components and system design, installation and maintenance - General requirements
  • ISO15779:2011ED1 Condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems - Requirements and test methods for components and system design, installation and maintenance - General requirements
  • NPFA 2001:2015 Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NPFA 2001:2018 Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • CCTV

  • BS 7958:2015 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). Management and operation. Code of practice
  • BS 8418:2015 + A1 2017 Installation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems. Code of practice
  • BS EN 62676-1-1:2014 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. System requirements. General
  • BS EN 62676-1-2:2014 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. System requirements. Performance requirements for video transmission
  • BS EN 62676-2-1:2014 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Video transmission protocols. General requirements
  • BS EN 62676-2-2:2014 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Video transmission protocols. IP interoperability implementation based on HTTP and REST services
  • BS EN 62676-2-3:2014 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Video transmission protocols. IP interoperability implementation based on Web services
  • BS EN 62676-3:2015 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Analog and digital video interfaces
  • BS EN 62676-4:2015 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Application guidelines
  • BS EN IEC 62676-5:2018 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications. Data specifications and image quality performance for camera devices.
  • Access Control

  • BS EN 60839-11-1:2013 Alarm and electronic security systems. Electronic access control systems. System and components requirements
  • BS EN 60839-11-2:2015 Alarm and electronic security systems. Electronic access control systems. Application guidelines
  • BS EN 60839-11-31:2017 Alarm and electronic security systems. Electronic access control systems. Core interoperability protocol based on Web services
  • BS EN 60839-11-32:2017 Alarm and electronic security systems. Electronic access control systems. Access control monitoring based on Web services
  • BS EN IEC 62820-3-1:2018 Building intercom systems. Application guidelines. General
  • BS EN IEC 62820-3-2:2018 Building intercom systems. Application guidelines. Advanced security building intercom systems (ASBIS)
  • Intruder Alarm Systems

  • BS 8243:2010+A1:2014 Installation and configuration of intruder and hold-up alarm systems designed to generate confirmed alarm conditions. Code of practice. (Police Responsive Systems)
  • BS 9263:2016 Intruder and hold-up alarm systems. Commissioning, maintenance and remote support. Code of practice
  • BS 50131-10:2014 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Application specific requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)
  • DD CLC/TS 50131-7:2010 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Application guidelines
  • PD6662:2017 - Intruder Alarm Systems
  • PD CLC/TS 50131-12:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Methods and requirements for setting and unsetting of Intruder Alarm Systems (IAS)
  • PD CLC/TS 50661-1:2017 Alarm systems. External perimeter security systems. System requirements
  • Transmission Equipment and Networks

  • PD 6669:2017 Guidance for the provision of Alarm Transmission Systems (ATS) for Alarm Systems in the UK
  • BS EN 50136-2:2013 Alarm systems. Alarm transmission systems and equipment. Requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)
  • BS EN 50136-3:2013 Alarm systems. Alarm transmission systems and equipment. Requirements for Receiving Centre Transceiver (RCT)
  • PD CLC/TS 50136-9:2013 Alarm systems. Alarm transmission systems and equipment. Requirements for common protocol for alarm transmission using the internet protocol
  • Security System Components

  • BS 4737-3.0:1988 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. General requirements
  • BS 4737-3.1:1977 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Continuous wiring
  • BS 4737-3.2:1977 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Foil on glass
  • BS 4737-3.3:1977 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Protective switches
  • BS 4737-3.5:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Ultrasonic movement detectors
  • BS 4737-3.6:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Acoustic detectors
  • BS 4737-3.8:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Volumetric capacitive detectors
  • BS 4737-3.9:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Pressure mats
  • BS 4737-3.12:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Beam interruption detectors
  • BS 4737-3.13:1978 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Capacitive proximity detectors
  • BS 4737-3.14:1986 Intruder alarm systems. Specifications for components. Specification for deliberately-operated devices
  • BS 4737-3.30:2015 Intruder alarm systems in buildings. Specifications for components. Specification for insulated and sheathed cables for interconnecting wiring
  • BS EN 50131-2-2:2017 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Passive infrared detectors
  • BS EN 50131-2-3:2008 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Requirements for microwave detectors
  • BS EN 50131-2-4:2008 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Requirements for combined passive infrared and microwave detectors
  • BS EN 50131-2-5:2008 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Requirements for combined passive infrared and ultrasonic detectors
  • BS EN 50131-2-6:2008 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Opening contacts (magnetic)
  • BS EN 50131-2-7-1:2012+A2:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Glass break detectors (acoustic)
  • BS EN 50131-2-7-2:2012+A2:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Glass break detectors (passive)
  • BS EN 50131-2-7-3:2012+A2:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Glass break detectors (active)
  • BS EN 50131-2-8:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Shock detectors
  • BS EN 50131-2-10:2018 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Lock state contacts (magnetic)
  • BS EN 50131-3:2009 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Control and indicating equipment
  • BS EN 50131-4:2009 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Warning devices
  • BS EN 50131-5-3:2017 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Requirements for interconnections equipment using radio frequency techniques
  • BS EN 50131-6:2017 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Power supplies
  • BS EN 50131-8:2009 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Security fog device/systems
  • BS EN 50131-10:2014 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Application specific requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)
  • PD CLC/TS 50131-2-9:2016 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Intrusion detectors. Active infrared beam detectors
  • PD CLC/TS 50131-2-11:2017 Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems. Part 2-11: Intrusion detectors - ALDDR
  • Security Management Systems

  • BS 8473:2018 Intruder and hold-up alarm systems. Management of false alarms. Code of practice.
  • PD CLC/TS 50131-9:2014 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. Alarm verification. Methods and principles
  • BS 8549:2016 Security consultancy. Code of practice
  • NSI Code of Practice

  • BS 7858:2012 Security Screening (NSI Gold Certification requirement)
  • BS 7671:2018 - (18th Edition) Requirements for electrical installations
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. Requirements
  • SSQS101 NACOSS Gold Scheme
  • NCP 109.2 (Issue 2) 2016 NSI Code of Practice for design, installation and maintenance of Electronic Access Control Systems
  • NACP 11 1990 - NSI Code of Practice for Intruder Alarms
  • NCP 104.3 (Issue 3) 2017 NSI Code of Practice for design, installation and maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems
  • Product Standards

  • BS EN 54-1:2011 - Introduction
  • BS EN 54-2:1997+A1:2006 - Control and Indicating Equipment
  • BS EN 54-3:2014 - Fire alarm devices: sounders
  • BS EN 54-4:1998 - Power supply equipment
  • BS EN 54-5:2017 - Heat detectors: Point detectors
  • BS EN 54-7:2018 - Smoke detectors: point detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization
  • BS EN 54-10:2002 - Flame detectors: point detectors
  • BS EN 54-11:2001 - Manual call points
  • BS EN 54-12:2015 - Smoke detectors: line detectors using an optical light beam
  • BS EN 54-13:2017 - Compatibility assessment of system components
  • BS EN 54-16:2008 - Voice alarm control and indicating equipment
  • BS EN 54-17:2005 - Short-circuit isolators
  • BS EN 54-18:2005 - Input/output devices
  • BS EN 54-20:2006 - Aspirating smoke detectors
  • BS EN 54-21:2006 - Alarm transmission and fault warning routing equipment
  • BS EN 54-22:2015 - Resettable line-type heat detectors
  • BS EN 54-23:2010 - Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices
  • BS EN 54-24:2008 - Components of voice alarm systems: Loudspeakers
  • BS EN 54-25:2008 - Components using radio links
  • BS EN 54-26:2015 - Point fire detectors using carbon monoxide sensors 
  • BS EN 54-28:2016 - Non-Resettable line-type heat detectors
  • BS EN 54-29:2015 - Multi-sensor fire detectors – Point detectors using a combination of smoke and heat sensors
  • BS EN 54-30:2015 - Multi-sensor fire detectors – Point detectors using a combination of carbon monoxide and optionally heat detectors
  • BS EN 54-31:2014 + A1:2016- Multi-sensor fire detectors – Point detectors using a combination of smoke, carbon monoxide and optionally heat sensors
  • Other Popular standards

  • BS5499-10:2014 Guidance for the selection of safety signs and fire safety notices
  • BS 7273 (all parts), Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures
  • BS 7273-1:2006 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures – Part 1: Electrical actuation of gaseous total flooding extinguishing systems
  • BS 7273-2:1992 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Mechanical actuation of gaseous total flooding and local application extinguishing systems
  • BS 7273-3:2008 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of pre-action watermist and sprinkler systems
  • BS 7273-4:2015 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures – Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors
  • BS 7273-5:2008 - Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Electrical actuation of watermist systems (except pre-action systems)
  • BS 7629-1:2015- Electric cables – Specification for 300/500 V fire resistant screened, fixed installation cables having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire – Part 1: Multicore cables
  • BS 7671:2018 - (18th Edition) Requirements for electrical installations
  • BS 8591:2014 - Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems
  • BS 9999:2017 - Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
  • BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems
  • BS EN 60079-14 :2014- Explosive atmospheres – Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection
  • CoP-0001-1-0 - FIA Guidance for EN54-23
  • HTM 05-03 - Health Technical Memorandum 05-03: Operational provisions, Part B, Fire detection and alarm systems. Department of Health. 2006. London: The Stationery Office.
  • HTM_05-03_Part_H_Final - Fire code – fire safety in the NHS Health Technical Memorandum 05-03: Operational provisions
  • PAS 79:2012 - Fire risk assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology
  • RRO2005 Fire Detection body - Regularly reform Order
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