Fire Alarm



Weekly Testing

from £20 per week   




Planned Maintenance

from £55 per visit




Evacuation Drills

from £80 per visit




Reactive Maintenance

from £95




Design

 

Our fully qualified BAFE accredited design team in accordance with BS5839-1 Section 2 can provide designs to meet the BS5839-1 Standard or a variation to the standard at the request of the customer. Prior to the design stage a fire risk assessment should have been completed in order to design the system to the correct category for the site (ie L1 to L5 : P1 to P2).

  • Stage 1 - Requirements - The design team will discuss options with you on panel type, detector type, cable containment & any other alarm requirements you may have. We will also recommend the best products to suit your needs & to minimise any false alarms.
  • Stage 2 - Design - The design team will request basic outline site drawings in the form of AutoCAD and proceed to design the system to the scope provided in the fire risk assessment and design stage 1. (if AutoCAD Drawings are not available a site visit will be required at this stage)
  • Stage 3 - Completion - Once the design is complete you will be issued with a BAFE design certificate in order for the installation team to install the equipment as per the design.

Installation

 

All our installation teams have completed the FIA Unit 4 installation & testing course and been awarded BAFE certification in installations.

  • Stage 1 - First Fix - The installation team will install all the fire alarm cabling & containment as per the installation drawings produced during the design stage then carry out insulation continuity tests on the installed cable and record them on the installation certificate. They will also note cable runs/lengths on the installation drawings.
  • Stage 2 - Second Fix -  The installation team will install and make all the final connection to the terminal points such as detector bases, manual call points, etc. they will then carry out insulation resistance tests and record results on the installation certificate.
  • Stage 3 - Final Fix - The installation team will install all the point devices such as smoke detectors, sounders, panels, etc. they will then label the points with a unique ID & note this ID on the installation drawings.
  • Stage 4 - Completion - Once the installation is complete you will be issued with BAFE installation certificates & the installation drawings in order for the commissioning team to commission the system. All equipment installed by our installation team has 12 months warranty.

Modification

 


Modification is a type of installation however it only applies to an existing operational system. Basically if you require devices adding to a system then this would be classed as a modification. Unlike the installation process above, the difference is that work will be carried out on a live system, only isolating the area of work. As with the installation section above the modification works will be carried out by the installation team.  Once the modification is complete you will be issued with a BAFE modification certificate in order for the commissioning team to commission the system.


Commissioning

 

All our commissioning teams have completed the FIA Unit 6 advanced commissioning course and been awarded BAFE certification in commissioning.

  • Stage 1 - Batteries - The commissioning team will check the battery capacity, physical state of the batteries and perform load tests on the batteries, followed by a battery calculation. The result of this test is cross checked against the design and noted on the commissioning certificate.
  • Stage 2 - Devices - The commissioning team will cross check the installation drawings and make sure all is correct with the workmanship of the installation team. They will then perform component checks and check correct functionality of the system.
  • Stage 3 - Sound Levels - The commissioning team will carry out audibility tests to check sound levels meet BS5839-1 and are within tolerable limits of the design.
  • Stage 4 - Signalling - The commissioning team will perform tests on the operation of any ancillary equipment including any remote signalling to an alarm receiving centre to check correct configuration.
  • Stage 5 - Completion - Once the commissioning is complete you will be issued with BAFE commissioning certificates, the "as fitted" fire alarm drawings and all other relative handover documentation.

Planned Maintenance (PM)

 
  • Fire Alarm

All our maintenance teams have completed the FIA unit 5 fire alarm maintenance course and been awarded BAFE certification to carry out planned maintenance (PM) of installed fire detection and fire alarm systems.

  • Weekly Testing - A live functional test of a manual call point, rotated on a weekly basis, this test is to ensure correct operation of the system especially in relation to sound levels. (Representative Example: a weekly test in the Manchester area £20.00 per week)
  • Quarterly - a 25% functional test carried out four times per year to ensure 100% of the system is maintained on a annual basis. (Representative Example: a quarterly test in the Manchester area with 17 input devices £80.00 per visit)
  • Bi- Annual - a 50% functional test carried out twice per year to ensure 100% of the system is maintained on a annual basis. (Representative Example: a bi-annual test in the Manchester area with 9 input devices £62.50 per visit)
  • Evacuation Drills - A live timed evacuation carried out bi-annually (six monthly) to ensure all occupants of the building safely escape the building within a specified time, dependant on building size. (Representative Example: a evacuation drill in the North West £80.00 per visit)

Corrective Maintenance (CM)

"Repairs"

 



Corrective maintenance (also known as  "Repairs") addresses any issues or faults on an existing fire alarm system which have been highlighted on the planned maintenance visit. Our quotations department will assess any items reported by our maintenance team and will prepare a free bespoke quotation detailing the scope of works to rectify the issues.

We will not carry out any work until formal instruction is received from you. We will agree a convenient time and date with you for our installation team to attend and carry out the corrective maintenance.

All corrective maintenance work is warrantied for a period of 12 months and completed in accordance with BS5839 in conjunction with BAFE SP203.


Reactive Maintenance (RM)

"Emergency Call Out"

 




Reactive maintenance (also known as “breakdown maintenance” or an "emergency call out") are repairs that are carried out when equipment has already broken down. Reactive maintenance focuses on restoring the equipment to its normal operating condition. The broken-down equipment is returned to working within service specifications by replacing or repairing faulty parts and components. Our maintenance team are available to attend to a fire alarm system emergency for our PM contract holders sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Our team aim to be on site within 4 hours from the initial contact, usually the majority of sites would be attended within an hour.