Fire alarm systems in buildings – revised Standard published
Issue 21 – October 2010
Standards New Zealand has published a revised Standard for Fire detection and alarm systems in buildings, NZS 4512:2010. NZS 4512 provides requirements for fire alarm systems in buildings to enable a fire warning to operate as early as possible, help to prevent loss of life, and to protect New Zealand buildings from fire.
NZS 4512 provides up-to-date specifications for the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems, both manually-operated and automatic. NZS 4512 is typically used by specifiers, designers, equipment suppliers, installers, inspectors, and maintenance persons.
NZS 4512:2010 Fire detection and alarm systems in buildings
Application of this Standard will help prevent loss of life and provide optimum fire protection for New Zealand buildings. The Standard provides up-to-date specifications for the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems, whether operated manually or automatically, in the event of fire, enabling a fire warning from a fire alarm system in a building to operate at the earliest practicable moment to facilitate appropriate emergency measures. It is intended that this revised and updated Standard be used as an integral part of the Acceptable Solutions of the Compliance Documents to the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC), and also to facilitate New Zealand Fire Service approval of evacuation schemes under the Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations.
Supersedes NZS 4512:2003 which remains current until further notice
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STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Fire-resistant doorsets (NZS 4520)
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: October 2010
Comments: Following the review of public comment submissions, the project went on hold while Standards New Zealand worked with committee members and funders to plan the remainder of the project. The draft Standard's scope has been reduced to only cover fire-resistant doorsets. The draft will be updated with the relevant public comment submissions, and will proceed to committee ballot. At this stage the draft will also be distributed to those who provided submissions during the public comment period.
Underground fire hydrants – Phase 1
Manager: Jono East
Estimated publication date: December 2010
Comments: The committee met in late August to review public comment submissions on DZ 4522. The draft is being updated following a number of discussions, and the committee will then approve the docume ...read more [opens in new window]