LPS 1014 requires one encompassing Certificate of Conformity for the project, i.e. single point responsibility, which benefits all parties concerned, i.e. the insurer, the fire brigade, the building owner, etc. It is based on BS 5839-1 and also requires the use of third party approved products. For each system specifiers should request the issue of an LPCB Certificate of Conformity as part of the contract which:-
- certifies that the fire detection and alarm system was designed, installed and commissioned in accordance with the installation rules applied, and
- ensures that the system is recorded by LPCB as a certificated fire detection and alarm installation.
The availability of more varied and sophisticated fire detection and alarm equipment means that it is even more important that firms listed to LPS 1014 are regularly assessed by LPCB for their competence to design, install, commission and service fire detection and alarm systems in accordance with acceptable installation rules or codes of practice.