Understanding JCOP 9th Edition for construction fire alarms (The truth)

Rumours have been spreading that the JCOP is out and EN54 fire alarm systems are in!

EN54 compliant alarms are NOT a requirement on a construction site.

The truth is:

EN54 is only required in some TAU’s (Temporary Accommodation Units) see below;

Evidence

The only mention to EN54 in the new 9th edition of the JCOP is under heading 13.8 (page 16)

13.8 (under TEMPORARY BUILDINGS AND TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION) Temporary buildings or temporary accommodation      
“a fully certified EN54 Fire alarm system must be installed in TAU’s (Temporary Accommodation Units) which are located either”.

(a) “ inside the building under construction/refurbishment;”

(b) “inside another permanent building; or”

(c) “within 10m of such building(s)”

To purchase your own copy of JCOP please visit http://www.thefpa.co.uk/shop/shop_product_details.EAC93171-BAEA-45D1-95784B50DCA27065.html?shop_category=  these cost £25.00 or contact Bull Products who can obtain a copy for you.

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As the leading fire protection provider to the construction industry, Bull Products will keep the market informed of the legislative changes that will affect it. To keep ahead of the game Bull Products have developed a link between an EN54 system and the current Cygnus system.


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