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UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055

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Date Last Amended: Dec 12 1.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
Fire Safety
Technical Guide


FIRE ALARMS SYSTEMS - UCL GENERAL
INSTALLATION DESIGN GUIDANCE &
EMPLOYERS REQUIREMENTS
(Student Hals of Residences - Sleeping Accommodation)
PRELIMINARIES
0.0. Design Consultants, Consultants, UCL Project Managers and Contractors please note that all
existing and new Fire Alarm systems installed in UCL properties are to be Commissioned,
Decommissioned and Programmed by the UCL Fire Alarm Maintenance Contractor only. A Permit to
Work on fire alarm systems is required to prevent the unwanted automatic calling of the fire brigade -
Permits require 72 Hours Notice & issued via an approved Project Manager. Consultation with Fisk
Fire Group & UCL Maintenance Engineers before commencing general or construction work will be
necessary. Contact details are as follows:

UCL Fire Alarm Maintenance Contractor:
Fisk Fire Group, Orchard House, 34 - 35 Orchard Street,
Chelmsford Essex, CM2 0HDY (www.fiskfire.co.uk)
Tel: 01245 244 399 / Fax: 01245 244 3980
Email: terryfisk@fiskfire.co.uk
UCL Site Manager: Mark Fisk
(UCL Site Foreman - James Moughton (Mob: 07791 732255)
Mobile: 07977 - 064648 / Site Phone & Fax: 020-7679-7891
Email: markfisk@fiskfire.co.uk

UCL Security Control Room (Most Fire Alarms signals go back to this Monitoring Station for 999 Action):
UCL Security Control Room Tel Office: 020 7679 3333 / Internal Ext: 33333

UCL Customer Service Centre (Permits to Work on Fire Alarm)
UCL Customer Service Centre (Lower Ground Floor @ 1-19 Torrington Place Tel Office: 020 7679 0000 / Ext: 30000

0.1. All circumstances, (unless very short term - see below) provisional sums are to be made available
from project funding to employ Fisk Fire Group when any type of work is carried out in UCL properties
that involve the existing buildings fire alarm system. Moreover, where the building is fitted with
Automatic Fire Detection (AFD), then the existing smoke detectors are to be changed for Rate of
Rise (RofR) heat detectors before works are started in the immediate and surrounding areas for
the duration of the works. On completion of works and before occupation, the RofR heat detectors
MUST be replaced with appropriate smoke detectors by Fisk Fire Group as part of the re-
commissioning of the fire alarm system. NOTE: There is no need for contractors to bag or cover the
RofR Heat Detectors.

0.2. The practice of changing AFD from smoke to RofR Heat significantly reduces the potential of damage
to sensitive smoke detector heads by fouling and the activation by dust and dirt in the work area, that
then cause unwanted (false) alarms. These unwanted alarms evacuate the building(s) causing
disruption, delays and unnecessary attendance of the fire brigade to site. This policy provides a
satisfactory level of fire detection coverage in potentially high-risk construction areas, during significant
risk periods of building and refurbishment works while significantly reducing unwanted alarms, in line
with current fire brigade and government guidance.

0.3. Short Term / Works (i.e. several hours duration / small jobs over short duration etc - if in doubt please
discuss with the UCL Fire Safety Manager). For minor Hot Works, repairs, local jobs that may cause
dust etc then an approved purpose made fire detector cover (red) may be used as a temporary
measure to protect the detectors from accidental activation. Care must be taken when removing cover
to ensure compostable products have been vented and/or dust removed from immediate area of the
detector head to prevent unwanted activation. Red detector coves available from Fisk Fire Ltd or from
the UCL Fire Safety Manager or Assistant
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 2.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
INTRODUCTION
1.0. The raising of the alarm and warning to Sleeping occupants in case of fire is a legal
requirement; the addition of Automatic Fire Detection (AFD) is essential to assist in early
detection, and increase the reaction time of sleeping occupants. Therefore, the design,
complexity and cost of a fire alarm system including both capital and whole life maintenance
costs will need to be considered carefully in project design.

1.1. The following information will be of assistance to Design Consultants, Project Managers and
Contractors employed by UCL or its agents. It is to be regarded as a general statement of
requirements and is in addition to any British Standard recommendation or other
instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & DESIGN STANDARDS
2.0. All fire alarm systems in UCL premises are to be designed to comply with the latest edition of
BS 5839: Part 1, 2002: Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings - Part 1: Code of
practice for system Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance; and other relevant
parts of BS 5839 series as necessary.

2.1. Unwanted alarms - the London Fire Brigade and other Fire Authorities require all possible
measures to be taken to reduce the instances of unwanted fire alarm activations and calls to
the fire authority. Electrical service engineers are to take considerable care to ensure that
their fire alarm design reduces unwanted fire alarms through thoughtful consideration and
understanding of room / space function where detection is provided. This will help
substantially to reduce the potential for unwanted alarms through positioning of detection to
avoid activation from on-suite showers etc.

2.2. Unwanted Alarm Principal - in all new installations or upgrade of fire alarm systems within
UCL Halls of Residences, the general design principle shall be:
(a). smoke detector activation in a bedroom will trigger the sounder in the room to act as
local warning (similar to Domestic BS 5839 - Part 6: Smoke Detector), but will not
generate fire activation of the system necessitating full evacuation and summoning of
the fire brigade, unless:
(i). the sensor detects heat gain as well as smoke obscuration; or, if a second
detector activates; or, if a Manual Call Point (MCP) is activated.
(ii). fire alarm panel to self-cancel room pre-alarm, if condition does not progress
into fire activation mode automatically after suitable time out delay,
(iii). Manual call points provided in cluster flats only - not in common areas and in
non-cluster flat accommodation, removed or provided in very specific locations
etc.


UCL FIRE ALARM DEVICE STANDARDS
3.0. New fire alarm systems provided in UCL properties must use standard equipment and open
protocols to ensure communality of systems, efficient maintenance, control of software and
engineering access. No other fire alarm panels or systems will be acceptable unless
written permission through the UCL Chief Engineer / UCL Fire Safety Manager is
sought first.

3.1. Loop Capacity - loops should be deigned so that the numbers of devices on the loop is
limited so that there is some (approx) 20% spare capacity - e.g. loop capacity =126 devices -
then the actual loop device numbers should be no more than 105 devices as a general rule.

UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 3.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
DESIGN ISSUES - FIRE DETECTION
3.2. Residential and sleeping accommodation must generally be designed to meet a minimum of
BS 5839 Part 1 - Life Risk 2 (L2) provision of Automatic Fire Detection.

3.3. Automatic Fire Detection (AFD) in sleeping accommodation, the following heads are to be
used:
(a). Apollo Discovery Multi-Sensor detector heads to be used in all bedrooms in
sleeping accommodation.
(i). Detectors are to be programmed on installation for operations at MODE 4
(student setting) for all bedrooms rooms and areas such as corridors
outside of showers or kitchens that may be effected by cooking products or
steam from bathrooms etc.
(ii). Mode 4 - Least sensitive setting using both Heat & Smoke monitoring and
reacting to approximately 5% obscuration of the optical head.
(b). Rate of Rise heat detectors should be provided in Kitchen areas.
(c). Standard optical heads detectors may be used in other areas depending on
conditions.
3.4. All detection devices shall be independently certified as complying with the relevant EN54
standard.


DESIGN ISSUES - FIRE ALARM PANELS
4.0. The fire detection system shall be designed, installed and commissioned in accordance with,
and all elements shall meet the requirements of BS 5839 - 1: 2002 Code of Practice and EN
54 - Parts 2 & Part 4: 1998. The responsible company should be able to demonstrate their
competence to design, install and commission the system, e.g. by certification to BAFE
SP203, LPS1014 or other relevant standard. The fire alarm control panel shall be
independently certified as complying with requirements of EN54 Part 2 and EN54 Part 4. The
Independent approvals body shall be either British Standards Institute (BSI) or Buildings
Research Establishment (BRE/LPC).
4.1. All systems should be addressable and use Apollo Open Protocol only.

4.2. The panel must be capable and compatible of using and switching between all modes of
Apollo Discovery detection heads, using alarm confirmation facilities. In addition, have Pier-
to-Pier networking and IP gateway facilities.

4.3. In addition, fire alarm control panels must have adjustable time to alarm and be
programmable to meet the local conditions.

4.4. The following fire alarm panel manufacture should be used:
Advanced Electronic Ltd (See: www.advel.co.uk )
(Currently the only manufacturer to provided advanced software programming that can
provided UCLs Unwanted Fire Alarm Reduction strategy)
The fire detection system shall be designed, installed and commissioned in accordance with,
and all elements shall meet the requirements of BS 5839 Parts 1 & 4: 2002 Code of Practice
and EN 54 - Parts 2 & Part 4: 1998. The following fire alarm panel manufactures may be
used but in discussion with the UCL Fire Safety Manager:
Advanced Electronic Ltd (See: www.advel.co.uk) Preferred Option 1
Kentec Ltd (See: www.kentec.co.uk) Preferred Option 1
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 4.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
Design Issues - Fire Alarm Panel Electrical Supplies & Batteries
4.5. UCL requires standby batteries for fire alarm systems to last for 60 hours not for the minimum
specified by the British Standard of 24 hours.

4.6. Main Electrical Supply to Fire Alarm Panels - any new fire alarm system will require a
dedicated 240v ac supply in accordance with BS 7671-2008 & BS 5839: Part 1-
2002+A2:2008. This circuit is to be installed using fire resistant cable and terminated into a
double pole isolating spur with key switch as defined in BS 5839: Part 1-2002+A2:2008.

4.7. Main Electrical Isolation to Fire Alarm Panels - means should be provided for double pole
isolation of the mains supply to all parts of the system; the isolation facilities should be
suitably sited, near the equipment served, for use by maintenance technicians without the
need for access to remote parts of the building. It should be possible to lock the facilities in
both the normal and isolate positions to prevent unauthorised use.

4.8. UCL requires a Fire Safety Isolator Switch (available from www.firesafe.co.uk) to be
provided which is a secure method for safety isolating the mains voltage supply to fire
systems in accordance with BS 5839 Part1 2002.
The fire safety isolation switch can only be isolated by an authorised person, by means of
a keylock switch - the key is removable in both on/off positions,
The fuse cannot be removed without taking the cover off & when in the off position the
FUSE is disconnected from the supply,
A neon indicator is provided to indicate mains present at the switched output,
Technical Specification:
o Working Voltage : 250AV
o Switch Contact Rating : Double Pole - 250V AC 4Amp
o FUSE Rating : Max - 6A Fast (20mm) supplied
o Enclosure Material : RoHS Compliant FR ABS
o Weight : 175g
o Switch Surge Rating : 80Amp
o Key Number : 901
o Housing Size: Single Gang : W.86 x L.86 x H.56.5mm
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 5.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
DESIGN ISSUES - MANUAL CALL POINTS
5.0. The following manual call points or equivalent, are to be used for all systems:
KAC Alarm Company Ltd (See: www.kac.co.uk)
5.1. In circulation spaces, common rooms, bars of UCL Students Union occupancy and vulnerable
places - anti-tamper security covers are to be fitted to each call point, supplied by KAC
Ltd as above under 'accessories' (KAC Ref: PS200 Plain Hinged Cover).


DESIGN ISSUES - SOUNDERS (SOUND PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS)
6.0. Sleeping Accommodation - loop driven Intelligent sounders compatible with Apollo protocol
and Discovery detectors are to be used to unsure devices can be programmed using
unwanted fire alarm strategy as per Para 2.2(a) above.

6.1. Sleeping Accommodation - UCL generally requires an average sound level in all areas of 85
dB(A) (not 75 dB(A) as specified in the BS 5839: Part 1). Where sound levels fall below this
standard, additional sounders MUST be installed or other means used, to raise the sound
levels.

6.2. Consultants and contractors are to ensure that contingency funds from the project are to be
available at pre-contract, to ensure that addition sounders can be installed at commissioning
should the sound pressure coverage fall below acceptable levels any particular area.

6.3. At the commissioning of the system (regardless of the size of installation), a sound pressure
check MUST be carried out with sound levels being recorded on a log sheet. The log is to be
submitted with the commissioning certificate short fall are to be increased by the addition of
extra sounders to the area.

6.4. General Note on Sound Levels - experience has found that it is necessary to have higher
sounder levels to engage and motivate students, and some staff to evacuate the building.
Therefore, UCL requires a higher standard of audibility than BS 5839: Part 1 for sounder
coverage, therefore the average sounder level throughout the building should meet or exceed
75 dB(A) in all areas. Often the BS minimum sounder levels are not adequate for this task
and furthermore fire doors can reduce sounder levels by up to 40 dB(A) when closed further
reducing overall sounder levels.


DESIGN ISSUES - FACILITIES FOR HEARING IMPAIRED PEOPLE
7.0. UCL has a specific policy and procedures for accommodating people with disabilities - please
discus with UCL Fire Safety Manager prior to design. UCL will not accept blanket coverage of
a building with supplementary visual alarms (LED) as per guidance in BS 5839: Part 1.

7.1. Hearing impaired facilities - a review of appropriate systems should be undertaken at the
design stage for each project.

Other Equipment

7.3. Visual Alarms - visual alarms are to be provided (visual flashing red strobe lights or new LED
technology) in the following locations:
(1). Where disabled or hearing impaired persons may use facilities (such as wcs showers
kitchen or common rooms etc.),
(2). to identify and locate the main fire alarm panel where the panel location is not obvious
or in the normal location of the main entrance area,
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 6.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
DESIGN ISSUES - FIRE RESISTANT CABLING
8.0. Fire cables used in the installation of fire alarm systems meeting BS 5839; are to meet the
requirements of BS 6387 and BS 7629 in design, construction and installation.

8.1. All cables shall be coloured Red, unless there is overriding aesthetic reasons for White to be
used. Special attention is to be paid to the terminating of cables to ensure that earth faults
are eliminated.

8.2. The following cables should be used in all instances:
(1). FP 200 Gold,
(2). MICC cabling is required where routes provide mission critical signals or pass through
a high risk or vulnerable areas (as required under BS 5839: Part 1 2002),
8.3. Fixing - all fire alarm cabling is to be fixed to the structure of the building, fixed in a cable tray
or cable management system only using metal ties. No other fixing is acceptable.


DESIGN ISSUES - MARKING AND INDICATING OF FIRE ALARM DEVICES
9.0. Labelling - all fire alarm devices are to be permanently marked or using suitable adhesive
labels, to indicate the device zone and address number.

9.1. Identification - where remote or hidden detectors / devices are placed in voids, ducts or
above ceilings, a suitable LED repeater indicator is to be provided in a logical and adjacent
location. The devices are to be provided with a repeater LED unit in a readily accessible
location and suitably labelled. All LED indicators are to be clearly marked specifying type of
device, address number and remote device location.


DESIGN ISSUES - CEILINGS, DUCTS & VOIDS
10.0. Ceiling Voids - generally, where void is 800 mm deep or more, it is only to be provided with
appropriate automatic fire detection where mechanical or electrical equipment has been
placed within it.

10.1. Voids - any void where automatic fire detection is provided MUST be fully accessible and not
obstructed for maintenance purposes. This means that ceiling tiles or access panels must be
available directly below the detector to allow maintenance and a testing pole to be used,
which requires a clear vertical path from below to be maintained.

10.2. Ducts - any duct where automatic fire detection is provided MUST be fully accessible and not
obstructed to allow for maintenance of the head. Access panels must be provided directly
below the detector to allow maintenance & a testing pole to be used in a clear vertical path.

10.3. Identification - where devices have been placed in voids, ducts or above ceilings, a suitable
LED repeater indicator is to be provided in a logical and adjacent location. All LED indicators
are to be clearly marked specifying type of device, address number and remote device
location.
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 7.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
DESIGN ISSUES - DOOR HOLDERS, FIRE DAMPERS AND OTHER AUTOMATICALLY
RELEASED EQUIPMENT

11.0. These items should adhere to the terms of latest edition of BS 5839: Part 3. It should be
noted that 'door holders' are generally not acceptable on any 'fire door' that leads directly onto
a protected stair (to be discussed with the UCL Fire Officer).

11.1. Electromagnetic door release switches are to be positioned in a clear and accessible location,
to prevent damage to fixings by doors being pulled close against the magnetic holders.
Further details from the Fire Safety Web: www.ucl.ac.uk/fire - see UCL Fire Safety Technical
Note No 016.


DESIGN ISSUES - ACCESS CONTROL DEVICES CONNECTED TO FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
12.0. Where Security Access Control Systems are to be installed in a building, it will be necessary
to interface with the fire alarm system to meet UCL, Local Fire and District Surveyor Authority
requirements. Further details from the fire safety web: www.ucl.ac.uk/fire - see UCL Fire
Safety Technical Note No 001 & 004.


DESIGN ISSUES - PROVISION OF AUDIBLE & VISUAL WARNING AT INTERNAL BUILDING
BOUNDARIES - CONNECTED TO THE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
13.0. Where the Means of Escape (MoE) passes through a building boundary, it is necessary to
provide visual and audible warning signs connected to the fire alarm systems and interfaced
with the fire alarm system to meet UCL, Local Fire and District Surveyor Authority
requirements. Further details from the Fire Safety Web: www.ucl.ac.uk/fire - see UCL Fire
Safety Technical Note No 058.


DESIGN ISSUES - MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL, AIR HANDLING & SMOKE CONTROL
EQUIPMENT
14.0. Where mechanical & electrical systems and smoke control measures are provided and
connected to the fire alarm system, please see UCL Fire Safety Technical Note (TN) 038 &
39 for UCLs general requirements.


DESIGN ISSUES - CAUSE & EFFECT MATRIX FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
15.0. Designers are to provide a cause and effect chart for all new systems. General guidance from
the Fire Safety Web: www.ucl.ac.uk/fire - see UCL Fire Safety Technical Note No 063.


DESIGN ISSUES - FIRE BRIGADE COMMUNICATIONS
16.0. Generally, UCL fire alarm panels are to alert the fire brigade when:
(a). a Fire Signal is generated at the fire panel,
(b). where practical, UCL requires a Fault & Pre-Alarm signal also to be generated and
relayed to the UCL Security Control Room,
(c). by being connected via UCL Data system network using IP gateways and multiplexing
signals,

UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 8.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
16.1. Auto Dialler - where the above is not a practical option then an Auto Dialler unit may be
required to send a Fire (only) signal to the UCL Security Control Room. The autodial unit will
require a BT or UCL internal phone line to be arranged to function correctly.

16.2. Where it is necessary to use an Autodial device then the SD1 Auto Dialler is to be used in
conjunction with UCL Private Wire or BT lines. It is vital that the correct address, message
and telephone numbers are used to ensure accurate reporting, therefore you should consult
with the UCL Fire Officer in the first place.

16.3. Where it is necessary to use an Autodial device, provision is to be made for either a
tamperproof secure telephone or data connection socket to be provided, at the master fire
alarm panel as necessary.

16.4. Monitoring Centre - the signal is to terminate at the UCL Security Control Room on the
Main Campus, which acts as a 24-hour monitoring service for the UCL estate.

(1). The UCL Security Control Room manager can be contacted on 020 7679 3333 and
should be consulted on all signals required to be monitored by the Security Control
Room, including security / lift / plant as well as fire alarm signals.

(2). A dedicated UCL internal extension or new BT line may be arranged through the UCL
Telecommunications Manager (020 7679 7733). Data connections can be arranged
through the UCL ISD Network Group.

16.5. In some locations, a specialist Alarm Receiving Company (ARC) will be necessary, which
should be arranged through Fisk Fire Group and Southern Monitoring Services Ltd. A BT
Redcare line and Digital Communications (Digicom) device will also be required.
Requirements and procedures will need to be discussed with the UCL Fire Safety Manager at
the outset of the project.


GENERAL COMMISSIONING REQUIREMENTS
DESIGN, INSTALLATION COMMISSIONING AND UCL ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATES
17.0. The provision of the appropriate design, installation and commissioning certificates containing
information based on the Model Certificates provided in BS 5839 Part 1: Annex G (G1 to
G4), are to provided by the appropriate parties. Copies of the certificates are to be issued as
following:
(a). All original certificate(s) to be placed in the Operational & Maintenance (O&M)
Manuals,
(b). a copy of each certificate to be issued to the Chief Engineer,
(c). a copy of each certificate to be issued the UCL Fire Officer for buildings fire certificate
and fire strategy documents,
(d). any additional copies required by an authorised person,

17.1. Design Certificate - is to be provided in all cases by the Design Consultant on completion
of the design stage of the fire alarm.

17.2. Installation Certificate - is to be provided in all cases by the Contractor installing the fire
alarm system, on completion of the installation stage.

17.3. Commissioning Certificate - is to be provided in all cases by Commissioning Engineers
(generally Fisk Fire Group) on completion of the testing & commissioning stage of the fire
alarm.
UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 9.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities

17.4. Acceptance Certificate (UCL) - this is to be completed and issued the by project / design
consultant; and witnessed by a Nominated UCL Person on behalf of the Director of UCL
Estates.

17.5. Only on completion of the Acceptance Certificate witnessed by a UCL nominated person
may:
(a). a new system, become the primary Warning in Case of Fire for the building; or,
(b). where the fire alarm system has been replaced / upgraded etc may the old system be
switched off and decommissioned. The new system may then become the primary
Warning in Case of Fire for the building.

17.6. Where an addressable fire alarm system is provided, the programming of the device address
must be carefully considered to ensure that its location matches the local, generic or room
numbers to prevent confusion by staff, contractors or the Fire Brigade in locating the device.

17.7. Drawing and zone chart information is to be supplied as part of the commissioning of the fire
alarm system as follows:
(a). Clear fire alarm zone information in A4 Word format, is to be provided in a suitable
clip frame position adjacent to the fire alarm panel. This is to provide quick reference
to incident location.
(b). As Installed Drawings are to be provided on hard copy A1 sheets and in electronic
AutoCAD 2007+Version format scale of 1:50, 1:100 or 1:200 as appropriate.

UCL Fire Technical Note No: 055
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Last Amended: Dec 12 10.
Issued by the - Fire Safety Manager, UCL Estates, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - This guide is to be regarded as a general statement of requirements,
but does not replace the relevant British Standards or any other instructions received from the Local Fire or Building Control Authorities
SLEEPING RISK ACCOMMODATION OVERVIEW

18.0. General equipment overview required by UCL for new and existing fire alarm systems on
upgrading refurbishment etc (where practical):

Items / Devices Details Protocols & Remarks
Fire Panels Advance Range
Open Protocol / Apollo /
Addressable
Manual Call
Points
KAC Type to Suite
Open Protocol / Apollo /
Addressable
Smoke
Detectors
Apollo Range - Type to Suite
Open Protocol / Apollo /
Addressable
Heat Detectors Apollo Range - Type to Suite
Open Protocol / Apollo /
Addressable
Multi-Sensing
Detectors
Apollo Discovery Range
Open Protocol / Apollo /
Addressable
Bells 8 / 10 To Suite Open Protocol / Addressable
Sounders
Apollo / Fulleon Range - Type to
Suite
Open Protocol / Addressable
Voice Sounders Vimpex Firecryer Open Protocol / Addressable
Building
Interface
Philip Payne 2784 Range
Fire Alarm Activated Do not
Enter illuminated signs
Cables
FP 200 Gold or MIC (where
necessary)
Red unless aesthetic consideration
required
Visual Indicators
Do not blanket cover for DDA -
separate arrangements at UCL
Red LED indicators fitted to sounder
units
Deaf & Hearing
Impaired Warning
Systems
To be discussed with the Fire
Safety Manager
(Note UCL does not Use Deaf
Alerter products)
As required