In virtually all new buildings a form of fire alarm system is required by building regulations.
In England and Wales, guidance on compliance with the Building Regulations 2010 is given in Approved Document B, which subscribes to the view that automatic fire detection systems are not normally needed in non-residential occupancies. However, Approved Document B acknowledges that, even in non-residential occupancies, fire detection may be needed:
- To compensate for some departure from the guidance elsewhere in Approved Document B (e.g. relating to means of escape from fire)
- As part of the operating system for certain fire protection systems, such automatic door releases or smoke control systems
- Where a fire could break out in an unoccupied part of the premises and prejudice the means of escape from any occupied parts of the premises
- In a building with phased evacuation, in which case, a system complying, at least, with the recommendations for Category L3 is advocated
Our Expertise & Service
We are BAFE & BSI (Kitemark) approved for the Design, Installation, Commissioning, Verification and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems under the Scheme SP203. We have achieved this through the BSI (British Standards Institute) an independent inspection organisation who visit us and inspect our fire alarm systems for compliance with BS 5839-1 2013 (the British Standard for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for buildings).
- Peace of mind, knowing that the fire alarm system installed by ABC Fire & Safety Ltd will be effective and comply with the latest standards and regulations.
- As most people would not know what to look for regarding a fire alarm's suitability, it's good to know that we are independently inspected to ensure we continually meet the required standards set by the two approval bodies.
- We cover the South of England including London, the Home Counties and the Midlands operating a 24-hour engineer call-out facility.