Does your Fire Alarm Comply?
Following the Rosepark Care Home fatal fire enquiry as well as several tragic incidents over recent years the latest revision of BS5839-1:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings have made several changes for residential care premises:
- Premises sleeping 10 or more occupants should have an addressable fire alarm system to provide “accurate and unambiguous information to staff”.
- Residential care premises are now required to have automatic transmission of fire alarm signals to provide fast and reliable summoning of the fire and rescue service.
- The sound level required at the bedhead has been reduced from 75dBA to 65dBA providing the intention is not to rouse the occupant.
We would strongly recommend that all residential care premises carry out a fire risk assessment so that the new British Standards can be taken into account. We can assist you with this via our fully independent Fire Risk Assessor.
Following this assessment we can carry out a free of charge site survey during which we can make our recommendations and will provide a competitive price for any works required.
We provide wired, wireless or hybrid addressable fire alarm systems as well as a range of monitoring products so we have a solution for any property. We supply and fit fire alarm systems to residential care home premises in Andover, Bristol, Devizes, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Swindon, and all across Hampshire and Wiltshire.
- Installation, Service and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems to BS:5839:Part 1:2013
- Installation, Service and Maintenance of Emergency Lighting Systems to BS:5266:Part 1:2016
- Installation, Service and Maintenance of Nurse Call Systems (No British Standard Applies)
- Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Extinguisher Services, Fire Door Services
- 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year Call Out Service at Competitive Rates
- Free System Design Service
- Supply of Equipment by Leading Manufacturers
- Commissioning of Systems already installed by others.
All fire alarm engineers are trained by the FIA (Fire Industry Association).