Our skilled in-house engineers provide a complete fire alarm service, we undertake
• Fire alarm servicing and maintenance
• Design, installation and commissioning
• Additional works
• Fault finding and repairs
• Regular checks
A fire in your premises must be detected quickly and a warning given, allowing people to escape safely. Fire can be detected by people and manual fire detection may be all that is required. However an automatic fire detection and fire alarm system is normally considered necessary in the following buildings/ situations:
• Buildings in which people sleep
• Covered shopping complexes and large or complex places of assembly
• Buildings with phased evacuation
• In compensation for a reduction in standards of certain other fire protection measures (e.g. extended travel distance or reduction in the fire resistance of construction protecting the escape route)
• In lieu of vision between an inner room and its associated access room
• As a means of automatically operating other fire protection measures such as closing fire doors, the release of electronically locked doors or initiation of smoke control systems.
An appropriate FD&A (Fire Detection and Alarm) system will warn everyone in the building at the earliest opportunity so that they can exit the building or follow other instructions that are issued, and to also alert the Fire Brigade to allow early intervention. In some instances people are asked to remain in position following an alarm to allow the fire service to control the evacuation. The FD&A system may be connected to other systems or equipment for the automatic control of fire protection measures, e.g. fire dampers or fixed extinguishing systems.
Different types of fire detector are suitable for different parts of your premises. Before installing an FD&A system, discuss your proposals with a fire consultant or your local fire authority. Fire alarm systems should be installed by companies certified to either SP203, LPS1014 or third party certification schemes, which prove their competence in that area. FD&A systems installed in commercial premises should be designed, installed, tested and maintained in accordance with BS 5839-1 recommendations. Systems can vary from small simple systems with one or two manual call points and sounders to systems which incorporate a large number of automatic fire detectors, manual call points and sounders connected to numerous intercommunicating control and indicating panels.
Fire Alarm Systems may also be designed to include sophisticated techniques to avoid false alarm. Various audio and visual fire alarm systems are available to manage the controlled evacuation of a building in the event of a fire.