For many businesses, fire alarm systems aren’t an optional extra – they are an essential legal requirement.
Protecting life with appropriate fire safety measures remains one of the most important health and safety requirements for commercial premises. Whether it’s a multi-storey premise in London or a recreational venue anywhere in the UK, employees, visitors and members of the public all need to be protected from the risk of fire with appropriately designed alarms and ancillary systems.
Fire alarm system design
iC2 designs fire alarm systems by using the outputs from a full fire risk assessment. A fire alarm installation may be deployed in conjunction with sprinklers or other types of fire suppression systems.
Integrated fire and safety systems
Integrating CCTV with a fire alarm installation enables visual verification of a fire and prevents Fire and Rescue response to false alarms, which may attract revenue recovery charges from the emergency services. Besides the primary objective of saving lives, a good fire alarm and suppression system may lead to reductions in your insurance premiums as well as minimising damage in the event of a fire.
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Whether it is installing a new system, upgrading an existing one, or understanding the legal requirement or response policies of Fire and Rescue, make iC2 your first stop when you need the certainty of expert advice on any aspect of fire alarm systems.
From our base in London, we provide UK-wide services to provide fire risk assessments, consultancy, design, installation, monitoring and maintenance services. With our fire safety expertise, iC2 customers have supreme confidence in knowing that fire safety measures are up to scratch and in line with all applicable regulatory codes.
Fire alarms legislation
Current legislation demands that all business premises must have a fire detection and fire warning system, which includes fire alarms, emergency lightning and fire doors. Failure to adhere to these laws can lead to penalties of £5,000 for minor infringements and up to 2 years’ imprisonment for more serious breach.
All fire alarm systems must be installed by professionals, tested, and maintained on a regular basis. Someone in the workplace – termed ‘a responsible person’ – should be nominated for overseeing fire safety.
Fire alarm system types
Our fire alarm systems are managed from a control panel and the floor area is divided into zones. This helps pinpoint the location of any fire outbreak. Systems may tell you whether or not the fire alarm activation has been genuinely caused by an ignition source, or whether it is an error and the system needs maintenance.
As well as sounding a local alarm, fire alarm systems may also be equipped with remote signalling capability which alerts our remote monitoring station which provides verification of the alarm activation. This enables us to make a qualified request for your Fire and Rescue services to attend the premises or site, where ever you are located in the UK.
If it is difficult to place cabling into your building, a wireless fire alarm system can be installed, which can also be connected to sprinkler systems and smoke alarms.
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