Locations of alarms must be compliant with either BS 5839-6: 2019 (also known as BS 5839: Pt.6) or relevant Building Regulations if in any doubt. This alarm is not intended for any non-residential, commercial or industrial application, nor for any other purpose other than described in the above. For the best protection, heat alarms should always be installed as part of a complete fire protection system that includes smoke alarms.
Make sure you:
- Install smoke alarms in circulation areas at a distance no greater than 7.5 m from the farthest wall, no greater than 7.5 m from a door to any room in which a fire might start and no greater than 7.5 m from the next smoke alarm.
- Install heat alarms on the ceiling, ideally in the centre of the room.
- Install sufficient alarms to compensate for closed doors and obstacles.
- Install your heat alarm at a distance no greater than 5.3 m from the farthest wall, no greater than 5.3 m from a door to any room in which a fire might start and no greater than 5.3 m from the next heat or smoke alarm.
- Install the alarms within 1500 mm (1.5 m) of a fluorescent light fitting and keep wiring at least 1000 mm (1 m) from these fittings.
- Install alarms on circuits containing fluorescent light fittings or dimmer switches.
- Install alarms within 300 mm (12”) of light fittings or room corners.
- Install smoke alarms in wall positions that are less than 100 mm (4”) or more than 300 mm (12”) away from the ceiling.
- Locate the Thermoptek smoke alarm close to bathrooms or showers as it can be susceptible to nuisance alarms from steam.
- Install heat alarms on a wall.
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