We carry out Fire Alarm Servicing for a full range of customers including landlords, care homes office businesses and public houses. Fire alarms are serviced and maintained in order to ensure they operate in the event of the a fire to enable the occupants of the premises exit the building safely. We test and provide reports in accordance with BS 5839 Part 1 & 6 the accepted standards in the UK. We are NICEIC registered with over 20 years in experience this area. Below is a list of frequently asked questions you may find helpful. We work closely with customers to ensure an efficient and low cost service is provided. To receive a free no obligation quote please do not hesitate to call now on 01482 440210 or email us at email@example.com
Why test Fire Alarms?
To ensure the system will operate when required. Over time Fire Alarm systems fail for a number of reasons which include
2) Back up battery failure.
3) Panel internal circuit board failure.
4) Changes to the premises which make the existing provision inadequate.
5) UK legislation places a duty of care on persons in control of premises including employers to provide a safe means of escape. The Fire Safety Order 2005 makes this responsibility clear. Fire Alarm Servicing provides a certificate to prove compliance. The certificate is evidence and may be of use if facing legal action to demonstrate the organisation has complied with its duty of care. Some local authorities require Fire Alarm Servicing as a condition of licences they issue such as public houses and other places of public gathering. Some insurance companies require Fire Alarm Servicing to be undertaken as a means of reducing risk.
1) Fully Qualified Approved Electricians.
2) Over 20 Years experience.
3) Competitive Pricing.
4) Fully Insured.
5) Quotation provided in writing upon request.
6) Certification provided on completion.
7) 6 Year NICEIC Platinum Promise covers all works.
8) Quality Assured using NICIEC Registered electricians.
What types of premises have Fire Alarms?
Below is a list of examples but this is not a complete list..
1) Public Premises. Hotels, Shops, Sports Venues, Public Houses.
2) Businesses. Factory, Offices, Flats/Landlords, Child Care Facilities.
3) Government. Schools, Hospitals, Care Homes.
The government have produced Fire Safety guidance documents for specific types of premises which give advice specific to your type of premises which are free to download. Please see links below. Any further advice please do not hesitate to call 01482440210.
What is involved in Fire Alarm Testing?
Fire Alarm Testing involves testing of smoke detectors and Red manual break glass devices to simulate a fire condition. The certificate includes a list of technical checks to be verified. Here are some examples.
1) Ensuring adequate provision of smoke detection in required areas.
2) Ensuring back up battery functions.
3) Ensuring system is not damaged or impaired.
4) Records of testing kept up to date.
How often should Fire Alarms be tested?
This varies according to the type of system and the use of the premises and guidance from manufacturers instructions. In general Fire Alarms usually require regular testing every 6 months as a minimum, some are required to be tested every 3 months dependent on the systems requirements. In addition there are also user checks to be carried out by the responsible person. These include testing of Red manual break glasses on a weekly basis and a visual check at the main panel.