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BS 5839 Part 6:2019 – Fire detection and alarm systems

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For the first time in 6 years, updates have been made to BS 5839 part 6: 2019. As of April 2019, the changes apply to everyone from single families, houses in multiple occupation, self contained units and sheltered housing. Changes include

* New recommendations for fire detection in supported housing

* New recommendations on communal fire systems not to be installed

* New information on testing and servicing by grade and revised grades.

Installers working in this area would be advised to get up to date on the changes. Training courses are available, for example, the NICEIC is running a 1 day course from 4th September

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Putting a contract in place

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Around 95% of all disputes between homeowners and contractors relate to contractual dispute. This normally results from not having a contract in place from the start. This paperwork exercise may seem like a use of valuable time to a contractor, but a business can spend an enormous amount of time and money trying to resolve disputes with customers.

The non-operational elements of a contractors work is incredibly important. The NICEIC run a couple of courses which may be of interest to you, the Introduction of project management and the Stakeholder relationship management course. Both can be found at www.shop.niceic.com/intro_pm

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