Fire Protection systems to suit your business

 

Our service is ground up. Risk assessment, installation, certification and quarterly testing. We provide you everything you need to keep you up to date.
Our call out service is second to none and we can be with you within 2 hours, 24-7. If you have a quarterly maintenance contract with us, call outs are completely free of charge.
We know your requirements. Weather it be HMO licencing or a simple domestic smoke detector. Simple conventional fire systems or audible alarm systems- trust that we will make it easy for you. Call us to discuss your needs. We are qualified what we do and trained with the FIA and the NICEIC

 

+Am I legally obliged to install a fire alarm in my business premises?

In short, yes. The owner is the responsible person for the safety of the property and all persons and livestock within the premisis.

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re: ◦ an employer ◦ the owner ◦ the landlord ◦ an occupier ◦ anyone else with control of the premises, eg a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor

There are hefty fines if you are found to be operating without safety precautions in place. More information can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/who-is-responsible

+How much will a fire alarm system cost?

This depends on many factors, such as; The grade of the system required, the size of the property and the access for a typical installation. the only accurate way to answer this question would be an arranged visit with a design spec, at hand.

+What is a graded system?

There is many different types of fire detection equipment, though we install the vast majority, for the sake of this question we will talk about whats most commonly used. Typically, there are two types of acceptable fire alarm equipment commonly used. Stand alone alarm equipment that sounds through detection at the detector (generally found in domestic premises) also these are available as radio linked, with a battery back up in most cases. They will communicate with each other via an infra red signal. This saves on the running of cables through the building, However the cost of the devices increase.

Then there is systems comprised of auto detection with manual call points where one would “break glass” at the call point to alarm others of the emergency, that leads back to a indicating panel, that has a battery “back up” should the power fail. These systems are wired into “zones” in order for the location of the emergency to be located in the building easily (amongst other reasons) and displayed at the panel. The extent or category of the system is broken down as follows:

•    Grade F - System of one or more battery powered smoke alarms (and heat alarms if required)

•    Grade E - System of interlinked mains powered smoke alarms (and heat alarms if required) with NO stand-by supply. The interlink can be hardwired or radio-interlinked.

•    Grade D - System incorporating one or more interlinked mains powered smoke alarms (and heat alarms if required), each with an integral stand-by supply. The interlink can be hardwired or radio-interlinked.
•    Grade C - System consisting of fire detectors and alarm sounders (which may be smoke alarms) connected to a common power supply, comprising normal mains and stand-by supply, with central control equipment

•    Grade B - Fire detection and alarm system comprising fire detectors (other than smoke alarms), fire alarm sounders and control and indicating equipment to either BS EN 54-2 (and power supply to BS EN 54-4), or to Annex C of BS 5839: Pt.6

•    Grade A - Fire detection system incorporating control and indicating equipment to BS EN 54-2, and power supply to BS EN 54-4, installed to BS 5839: Pt.1 with some very minor exceptions

Then we need to consider the level of protection. We have three different levels.

•    LD1 - A system installed throughout the dwelling, incorporating detectors in all circulation spaces that form part of the escape routes from the dwelling, and in all rooms and areas in which fire might start, other than toilets, bathrooms and shower rooms
•    LD2 - A system incorporating detectors in all circulation spaces that form part of the escape routes from the premises, and in all rooms or areas that present a high risk of fire to occupants
•    LD3 - A system incorporating detectors in all circulation spaces that form part of the escape routes from the premises

EXAMPLE

We can then piece together the required system. For example, if we need a Grade A LD2 system, we now know we need Fire detection system incorporating control and indicating equipment to BS EN 54-2, and power supply to BS EN 54-4, installed to BS 5839: Pt.1 incorporating detectors in all circulation spaces that form part of the escape routes from the premises, and in all rooms or areas that present a high risk of fire to occupants.

+What about maintenance and certification?

Just like your car needs an MOT, You are legally obliged to make sure your fire detection equipment is up to date and fully functional. The recommended by ourselves, is quarterly. There are many cost effective ways to do this.

+What is the cost of Fire Alarm maintenance/Servicing or Emergency call outs?

We offer basic rolling contracts, for just £25.00 per month we can take care of your system for you all year round. Just leave it to us. Otherwise an Inspection Report or scheduled service costs £80.00, anywhere within the M25. Emergency call outs are charged at £60.00 for the first hour, and £30.00 per hour there after. We aim to fix the fault within the first hour, and it is rare we can not achieve this.