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The Practical Guide to Grade D Fire Alarm Systems was written to support the electrician as they seek to understand their roles and responsibilities when designing, installing, commissioning, and maintaining Grade D fire detection and fire alarm systems.


It is a practical guide for ensuring that Grade D1/D2 fire detection and fire alarm systems are suitably designed, installed, commissioned and maintained.


Providing guidance for the working electrician on

  • fire risk assessment
  • selecting appropriate grade/ category of system
  • maintenance and servicing
  • situations requiring a logbook


The book gives the reader a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities, whether that be as a contractor, designer, landlord or housing manager, and provides a suitable context in which all such work should be carried out. The book is written in a clear and concise style and covers all aspects relating to competence, fire risk assessment, design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance.


The idea for the book grew out of a need for the industry to demonstrate competence in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Hackitt Report rightly highlighted the concern that industry had a ‘race to the bottom’ mentality and had lost sight of the principle that people should not only feel safe in their own homes but to actually be safe.


About the author

Tim the former Principal Technical Author of the NICEIC, is a member of JPEL64, Chair of JPEL64/B and a member of FSH12/1, the BSI committee responsible for BS 5839-1 and BS 5839-6 for fifteen years. He writes with authority and understands the concerns of the contractor and those responsible for domestic premises.


The book’s design and illustrations were done by Alex Whitworth who also did the artwork for NICEIC publications.



Take a look inside. 

The Practical Guide to Grade-D Fire Alarm Systems

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  • Edtn - 1st 

    Published - 2021

    Format - Spiral bound. Paper

    Extent (pp) - 94 

    Print ISBN -  978-1-80049-901-0

     Author - Tim Benstead former Principal Engineer/Technical Author with Certsure LLP (NICEIC/ELECSA), member of the BSI Committee, FSH12/1. Also Chair of JPEL64/B and a member ofJPEL64.

    Illustrator - Alex Whitworth

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