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EN 54 Standard mandatory in Romania

What is the EN 54 standard? Is it mandatory? 

The EN 54, is an European standard for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems and is mandatory throughout the EU and it is being adopted around the world.

Specifically the EN 54-16 indicates the requirements for Voice Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment and the EN 54-24 is applicable to voice alarm loudspeakers. The standard EN 54-16 and -24 are written and revised by the Working Group 3 of the Technical Committee 72 also known as the CEN TC72 WG3 where LDA Audio Tech actively participates.

In some countries, the Building Technical Code stipulates that a Voice Alarm System that fulfills the EN 54-16 must be installed in any case when the new building is a hospital and in any public building and if the occupation exceeds 300 people.

The EN 54-16 and -24 standards will be reviewed in June 2013 as part of a revision process that is performed every five years. Currently under approval, the EN 54-32 standard pertains to the planing, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance of voice alarm systems.

Romania aligns to EU legislation introducing mandatory compliance to requirements of EN54 Standard by Order No. 1157 of November 24, 2015 issued by the Romanian Government.