Fire safety should be an important consideration for any business, whether an office, factory, hospitality or retail environment. Ensuring that correct procedures and equipment are in place with regards to fire safety is, by law (under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order), the responsibility of the employer/business owner/building manager, referred to in this instance as ‘responsible persons’.
Fire Alarm Installation
This includes the installation of fire alarms, which must also be tested on a regular basis. With so much at stake, including the safety of your staff, visitors and working materials, it is vitally important that your fire alarm
is working correctly and efficiently in order to fully alert those on the premises in the event of a blaze.
Some ‘responsible persons’ may opt for a cheaper option when it comes to the fitting of this high priority equipment, putting lives and property in danger. However, this isn’t a job that should be carried out by the inexperienced; professional assistance is required.
Why Professional Installation?
Having an accredited company take care of your fire alarm installation
is the best way to ensure you have the correct certification as required by industry regulations.
Don’t be tempted to go with an electrical company that claims it can perform fire alarm installations – always stick with specialist fire safety experts. It may be tempting to let electrical contractors fit an alarm while carrying out other wiring work, but the company may not be accredited to perform this kind of work, putting lives at risk.
A dedicated fire safety company will ensure that all installations are carried out in respect to British Standard BS 5839 under the Fire Reform Act, keeping your property safe and in full compliance of the law.
Quality of Equipment
Similarly, professional fire safety companies will typically use products that are of far higher quality than those that might be picked up in high street hardware shops, and many will come with a full warranty to guarantee the equipment and its installation. Wireless alarm
options are offered by many respectable fire safety companies, providing your premises with an advanced system that is easy to operate and doesn’t require any invasive wiring work.
Peace of Mind
Overall, this provides the peace of mind for all business owners or employers that their commercial premises is properly protected. This is particularly pertinent when upgrading an alarm system, as those unfamiliar with the current installation will potentially run the risk of making errors during the upgrade, leading to faulty or ineffective alarms.