Fire alarm system installation

Regulations concerning fire alarm installation are included in The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the government recommends that all fire alarm should be installed and maintained in accordance with BS 5839 (our guide below is based on BS 5839. The FIA (Fire Industry Association) has posted guidance about the parameters of this British Standard on their website.

In the section of the Fire Safety Order relating to Fire Safety Arrangements it states that: “The responsible person must make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the size of his undertaking and the nature of its activities, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.”

With regard to maintenance of equipment and devices, such as would be used in a fire alarm system installation, the Order advises that these should be “subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”

Calling in the professionals

Undertaking fire alarm installation and maintenance requires a high degree of skills and experience, so it is important to receive dependable professional help. There are a variety of different devices available, including addressable fire alarm systems, which can pinpoint the location of a fire accurately to assist in safe evacuation of a building. There are also wireless fire alarm systems, which would be appropriate for premises where cabling could be an issue. Surefire has decades of experience of working with organisations in both the public and private sectors in selecting the right systems for their buildings and the occupants that work or live in them, which may include the elderly and vulnerable.

As we state on the Fire Alarms & Systems page of this website: “Surefire’s fire alarm system installation services include supporting your commercial fire alarm system requirements from architectural plans through to installation and programmed planned maintenance visits from one of our expert fire alarm engineers.”

Surefire are certificated to BAFE SP203 for both fire detection systems and gas extinguishing systems, so end users of our systems can be fully confident that fire alarm installation and maintenance will be carried out by our engineers with maximum competence and efficiency.

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