Frequently Asked Questions

A Fire Alarm System is a number of devices that work together to warn the occupants of a building that fire, smoke and carbon monoxide are present and to evacuate immediately. The alarm system will typically combine auditory and visual warnings to bring attention to the emergency. As an experienced fire system provider, we are able to provide advice and design information, as well as supply, install and maintain.

There are Addressable, Conventional, and Wireless fire alarm systems. As an established and experienced fire protection provider we are able to offer any of these systems as we have the technical ability to provide the right solution from a selection of the leading manufacturers that ensure we meet clients’ particular needs.

The Fire Safety Order (FSO) or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) states that any person, who has some level of control of premises, must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure that everyone who may be on the premises, at the time of the fire, can escape safely. We can provide Fire Risk Assessments to provide all the information required to ensure compliance is being carried out as well as any remedial works that may be required to address any areas that are not compliant.

BS-5839 Part 1 is a code of practice set out by the British Standards Institution. It details the guidelines for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm and fire detection systems on non-domestic premises.

Two visits per year are the recommended minimum to comply with BS-5839 Part 1. During the visit, your engineer will check the detection, sounders, batteries, and more.

The standard life span of an optical detector is 10 years though some specific manufacturers suggest an extended life span. However, detectors need calibrating according to their environment and are highly susceptible to degradation based on environmental factors. For example a detector situated within a very dusty environment will require replacement sooner than a detector in a clean environment.