What is BS 8458?
BS 8458 is the British Standard for ‘Fixed fire protection systems – Residential and domestic watermist systems – Code of practice for design and installation’.
This Bristish Standard gives recommendations for the design, installation, water supplies, commissioning, maintenance and testing of watermist systems with automatic nozzles installed in residential and domestic occupancies up to a maximum ceiling height of 5.5 m. It primarily covers watermist systems used for life safety, but might also provide property protection.
Who is it for?
This British Standard is intended for the use of designers, engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, installers and authorities having jurisdiction. It has been assumed in the preparation of this British Standard that the execution of its provisions will be entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced people, for whose use it has been produced.
What is a code of practice?
It takes the form of guidance and recommendations. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification and particular care should be taken to ensure that claims of compliance are not misleading.
Any user claiming compliance with this British Standard is expected to be able to justify any course of action that deviates from its recommendations.