BS5839-1: 2017 Update for Call point covers

The latest revision of BSI: BS5839-1: 2017 has now been released. One of the most significant changes in this version is the requirement that call points should now be installed with a protective cover. Located in section 20.2 b) the revision states that call points should “be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements”.

Whilst the standard does not specifically refer to existing call points, retro fits are available for most industry standard call points. To ensure full protection against false activation many are opting to retrofit covers and implement the new standard across the board.

STI’s polycarbonate covers are designed to prevent false activation and be vandal proof with an additional integral alarm buzzer. Available in multiple variations there is a call point to suit all applications.

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