Addressable Fire Alarms
Addressable or “intelligent” fire alarm systems are made up of various types of detectors and devices. Each device will have been given a unique address or location. Sounders are also wired into the same circuits as the detectors and given their own unique address. When a device has been triggered the alarm panel is able to quickly identify the exact device. Sounders are wired in on the same circuits as detectors.
Conventional Fire Alarms
Conventional, or four-wire, fire alarm systems work by dividing a building into a number of detection zones. Each detector and call points within the zone is wired into a dedicated circuit on the control panel. Sounder Devices have their own circuits on the Panel and are wired separately from other devices. Once a detector has been triggered, the panel will quickly identify which Zone the hazard is in. this will then need to be manually searched to find the issue.
Twin Wire Fire Alarms
Twin-wire fire alarm systems are very similar to conventional systems. Instead of being a four wire system, the detectors, call points and alarm devices for each zone are wired on the same set of two-core zone cables back to the control panel, enabling it to use a single circuit per zone both for detection and to power the sounders. A Twin Wire system also has additional functionality, such as fault conditions, isolation, and detector recognition.
Aspirating Fire Alarms
Aspirating systems use fans to intake air from around a building through networks of sampling pipes and sampling holes. A highly sensitive precision detector analyses the air and generates warning signals of potential fire when it detects smoke particles. A useful solution as they can detect non rising cool smoke, meaning they are perfect when early detection is required.
Wireless Fire Alarms
Wireless alarm systems provide just as much protection as conventional systems and are useful when wired installations are not suitable. Devices are battery powered and linked via radio signals meaning there are no cables between detectors and the control panel. The devices eliminate the problem of blocked signals by emitting a multi frequency signal, this also increases the device reliability. All Wireless systems must comply with EN54-25 Standard regulations.
Extinguisher Design Install and Commission
With as little as a site plan of your premises, or a visit to site, we can design an extinguisher system to give you piece of mind. With even Stainless Steel or Copper style extinguishers available, we can cater for all needs of fire safety.
With highly trained staff the extinguishers will be installed to our high standards with the relevant clips and signage.
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Fire Wardens (Fire Marshals) are a must. Their expertise helps tackle hazardous fire situations. Would you or your staff know what to do if a fire broke out in the workplace? Every year, people die and many more are injured in fires at work. The responsibility falls on management to ensure their staff are sufficiently trained in fire safety matters. Fire Wardens (Fire Marshals) must be appointed, where necessary. They help to assist the responsible person in providing safety assistance in the event of an emergency. Every company or organisation must have their own fire warden.
We offer an excellent package of approved tried and tested Fire Warden Training, already used by many companies and organisations across the UK.
A course designed to provide an insight into fire regulations and precautions and enable attendees to carry out the duties of a Fire Warden or Fire Marshall. This course will help fulfill their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This course is suitable for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety, designated fire marshall or warden and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher
The fire marshall training syllabus includes:
- Fire legislation
- The basic chemistry of fire and its differing classes
- Fire lighting procedures
- Causes of fires and their prevention
- Emergency lighting
- Fixed fire fighting installations
- Evacuation assembly point and fire drills
- Fire alarms
- Fire hazards
- Routine fire safety inspections and maintaining a fire log
- Risk assessment awareness
- Extinguisher recognition and use (theory and practical)
The ‘Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations’ require any business employing five or more persons to hold a written ‘Fire Risk Assessment’ and ‘Emergency Plan’. This must then be periodically reviewed.
The local fire brigade can enforce compliance, and close any building that does not meet this act.
In the event of a fire in a building without a written ‘Fire Risk Assessment’, those responsible may face fines and imprisonment, and/or private litigation.
A fire risk assessment should identify:
- Possible hazards.
- Sources of ignition.
- Persons at risk of fire.
- Means of escape.
- Fire detection and alarm systems.
- Fire fighting facilities.
- Routine procedure in the event of fire.
- Any difficulties with the above and plans to put them right.