General Questions

The regulatory reform order is a law governing the responsibilities of a business to take due care of it’s employees with respect to fire risk. It covers many areas, defining who is responsible to take action and who is accountable within a business. You, the business owner or responsible person, can be prosecuted if you do not comply with the Law.

Yes. In order to provide the necessary fire protection for your business you will need to conduct an assessment. This can be done by the responsible person in your business or you can use a third party specialist contractor.

Don't panic. You need to take action. We recommend that you talk to us or another fire protection expert. We can interpret the no comply notice, recommend corrective actions, and provide them as required. It’s important that you act and correct the deficiency to ensure the safety of your business, staff and customers.

The yellow light is a warning light. It’s informing you that the fire detection system requires attention. The yellow light is often accompanied by a beeping from the fire panel. We recommend that you contact us or another fire protection specialist to restore the system performance and provide any additional fire risk coverage until the system is operating correctly.

The process is the same whether you have an existing premises or are moving into a new process. We recommend that you employ the services of an expert unless you have undertaken fire risk training yourself.

  1. Perform a fire risk assessment.
  2. Interpret the results of the assessment and mitigate the risks.
  3. Install protection to mitigate the identified risk.
  4. Assess your premises on a regular basis, especially if the use of any areas has changed.
There are a number of general standards listed below, but these are not exhaustive and additional standards may apply to your business type. We recommend that you consult an expert to advise you.
  • BS5266 – Emergency lighting installations.
  • BS5306 – Fire extinguishing installations.
  • BS5446 – Fire detection and alarm devices for dwellings.
  • BS5839 – A collection of 9 standards including component performance and fire protection best practice for buildings.
  • BS7273 – Operation of fire protection measures.
  • BS8300 – Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice on accessible buildings.
  • BS9999 – 2008 the fire safety code of practice for building design, management and use.
BS 5839-1:2013 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises. BS 5839-1:2013 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic buildings. It does not recommend whether or not a fire detection and fire alarm system should be installed in any given premises. BS 5839 part 1
BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010 looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities, such as corridors, car parks and entrances, can be designed to provide aids for the disabled. It also demonstrates how additional features, including ramps, signs, lifts and guard rails, can be installed. BSI BS8300
" BS 9999:2008 is the fire safety code of practice for building design, management and use. The standard outlines ways to meet fire safety legislation through a more flexible approach to design. BS 9999:2008 provides a risk-based structure that takes varying human factors into account, including improving emergency exit access for disabled people. " (BSI )
All our engineers have undertaken training from the manufacturer’s and are qualified to work on the products we provide. In addition we maintain the following certifications for them.
  • DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service from the UK Government( previously the CRB check).
  • CTC, Counter Terrorism Check by UK government.
  • SENTINEL rail safety passport
  • PTS, Personal Track Safety
  • QAF, Equipment Room Awareness
  • LUCAS, Construction and Engineering worker access
  • ERA
  • BAFE SP103 Refurbishment of Portable Fire Extinguishers

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