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Fire Alarm Installation

Do I need a Fire Alarm System?

B S Electrical offer sizeable fire alarm installations all over London. We install all types of fire alarm systems. From simple conventional stand-alone fire alarms, right up to fully addressable multi-panel fire alarm systems with graphics display.

If you would like to carry out a site survey so that we can design or install a fire alarm system to best suit you, please contact us now.

By law, most commercial and industrial premises and Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) require a fire detection system.

You are unlikely to need a fire alarm system if all of the following statements are true:

  • Your premises are small, simple, and single-storey or open-plan
  • You don’t store any high-risk substances, such as chemicals
  • You don’t undertake any high-risk activities, such as cooking
  • You don’t have any vulnerable occupants, such as the very young, elderly or disabled
  • A fire would be easily spotted if it broke out anywhere in the premises
  • A shout of ‘fire!’ would be easily heard by all occupants

If one or more of these statements does NOT apply to your business, then you probably need a fire alarm

If you are in any doubt, then your Fire Risk Assessment should specifically state whether you should or shouldn’t install automatic fire detection.

Maintenance, Testing and Certification

UK fire alarm regulations only state that your fire alarm system must be ‘adequately maintained’, however, BS 5839 recommends that a fire alarm system should be inspected by a competent person at least every 6 months and the government recommends following this standard.

When we carry out a test, we will make sure that your fire alarm system is functioning correctly and that all your alarms are working. After completing the test on your system, we will advise you on what repairs are needed and once rectified, we will issue you your Fire Alarm Certificate.