Fire Safety Services
The installation and maintenance of fire alarms is another of the many services that Electrical Testing UK provide, at competitive rates, around the UK, from our base in Lincolnshire.Fire Alarm Testing Calculator
If you own and manage commercial premises, including houses of multiple occupation (HMOs), you are obliged by law (in England and Wales this is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to have a fire risk assessment in place, which may point you towards having a fire alarm system installed in order to mitigate risk. Many insurance companies, in fact, require it as a pre-requisite for cover under many policies. Even then, if you have any large building, including domestic, a fire alarm system makes good sense. It is in the nature of accidents, that they often happen when least expected. Early warning, from a good fire alarm, allows occupants the time to get out faster, alert the emergency services, and protect both people and property.
For further information on the law and best practice surrounding fire safety, and your obligations, visit the HSE website. This website gives a basic overview and links to further resources, including case studies and risk assessment templates.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Installing a fire alarm is only the first step. Like any electrical installation, it needs to be regularly serviced and maintained to remain safe and effective. Our electrical engineers will thoroughly inspect your system and give you appropriate, expert advice.
We follow procedures laid out in British Standards BS 5839 and BS 5266, so that you can be sure that your fire alarm system is fully compliant and in full working order.
This includes testing and service of fire alarm control panels, sounders and bells, call points, smoke detectors, automatic fire detectors, emergency lighting and signage.
For comprehensive advice and service, call us today!
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
It is recommended that you perform a fire extinguisher test annually to ensure the pressure gauges, seals and condition are overall in good shape in the event of an emergency. We can also provide monthly visual inspections and in the event of an issue, fire extinguisher servicing.
Fire Risk Assessment
As of the 1st October 2006, it is required by law that any non domestic premises take out a regular fire risk assessment. If your business has 5 or more people, you must also keep a written record of your assessments. Electrical Testing UK are at hand to provide regular fire risk assessments for commercial premises.