Fire Alarms York

Posted on: December 1, 2020 by in fire alarms
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Fire Alarms York

Need fire alarms in York? … Stop right there.
British Fire safety law requires nearly all businesses to install a fire detection system. National protocols tell us that if you can exclaim ‘Fire!’ and it’s audible above the current noise, throughout your site then you may not need a fire protection system. That rules out maybe 90+% of businesses.

So you probably have to have a fire alarm but what specification? How many detectors and what sort? How many sounders are necessary? Do you need visual warning devices for the deaf? These are all important questions that need to be thought of and reflection on the processes you undertake and the possible fuels on your site.

There are numerous grades and categories of fire protection system and deciding the right one is essential in keeping you operating legally. Your obligatory fire-risk-assessment would help show you and we are happy to help and explain the most suitable options.

You should also consult your insurance company. A system designed only to save lives might keep you compliant but your insurance company (and indeed you) may need a system to save your livelihood too. Therefore, there are life protection and property protection categories i.e. L categories and P categories. If you have premises protection then the system must be monitored when the building is empty.

Setting up a no charge surveyor’s visit is a ideal place to start. Our highly trained surveyors will guide you through the options also considering your insurance company’s demands and the results of your risk assessment.

After the surveyor’s visit we will email a design and quote for you to consider at your leisure. BS5839 requires that every part of the process must be certificated i.e. design, installation, commissioning and handover. As a BAFE SP203 installer we can certificate all of the stages. The commissioning engineer must not be the same engineer that put in the alarm – so be wary of one-man businesses.
Fire Alarms in York – Arrange your free site visit straight away, just fill in the contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

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