ASE Height in FIP for DBA Connections

ATTN: Fire Service Agents

DFES will no longer connect ANY fire indicator panel (FIP) to the DBA network where the Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE) cannot be mounted between 750mm and 1850mm as required by AS1670.1

DFES have conducted an investigation and results found that once the ASE is connected to the FIP battery or power supply (as required) then it’s considered to be part of the FIP CIE – therefore AS1670.1 Clause 3.9 applies.

This change will take effect immediately.

Please contact the DFES DBA Contract Manager for advice if this may effect or delay an imminent DBA connection. Contact details for the DBACM can be found at: /contacts/#dfes