Fire Alarm Services
Torquay & Devon

Fire Alarm testing

Fire Alarm Services Torquay & Devon

Fire alarms are an integral part of any building.

They provide the necessary protection for life & property against fire, we provide specialist fire alarm installation, maintenance, testing & certificates all from fully qualified fire alarm engineers.

Fire alarm installation is a complex task that should be well thought out & expertly installed to ensure not only the best possible protection against fire is provided but the requirements of insurance companies, local authorities & health & safety assessors are all met.

We offer expert fire alarm installations, testing, maintenance & certificates across Torquay & surrounding areas; we even offer free emergency lighting reports when you book your fire alarm testing with us!

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Benefits Of Using Us

#1 Competitive Pricing With No Hidden Costs! 

#2 Fire Alarm Testing Certificates Issued Same Day & No Fees For Retests In The Event Of A Fail! 

#3 All Our Quotes Come With A Full Breakdown! 

Other Electrical Compliance Services

Commercial Electrical Testing

Beyond just fire alarm installation & compliance, we also offer a number of other electrical compliance services, making managing your building's safety & legal requirements easy for our customers.

 

You don't need to contact an endless list of contractors as your required testing & electrical certificates come up for renewal as we can take care of it all for you!

Talk to us about EICR/fixed wiring test & certificates, PAT testing, emergency lighting testing & reports as well as new installs, callouts & maintenance whenever you need us.

 

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Fire Alarm Design

In the event of a fire, every second counts, a fire alarm system is designed to detect the fire and alert people in the building so they can safely escape.

 

Fire alarm design is crucial to ensure that an alarm will function properly, detect fire as early as possible, be easy to operate in case of an emergency & be suited to the risks to property, escape routes & any other considerations.

A good fire alarm design should have a number of features:

- Detecting equipment: smoke detectors, heat detectors, call points.

- Warning devices: strobes or sounders

- Control panel for monitoring and controlling the system.

- Emergency power supply for powering up alarms in case of a power outage.

- Emergency lighting for safe escape.

Commercial Fire Alarm Categories

Your fire alarm category required can be determined by speaking to your insurance company or having a health & safety assessment completed on your property.

Fire alarm categories are as follows:

 

Category M – Manual fire alarm system

Category L1 – Maximum life protection automated fire alarm system

Category L2 – Additional life protection automated fire alarm system

Category L3 – Standard life protection automated fire alarm system

Category L4 – Modest life protection automated fire alarm system

Category L5 – Localised life protection automated fire alarm system

Category P1 – Maximum property protection automated fire alarm system

Category P2 – Minimum property protection automated fire alarm system

Domestic Fire Alarm Categories

Category LD1 – Maximum life protection automated fire alarm system

Category LD2 –  Protection of escape routes & high-risk areas by an automated fire alarm system

Category LD3 –  Protection of escape routes by an automated fire alarm system

Domestic Fire Alarm Grades

Grade A - Detectors, sounders & control indicating equipment with central control & a backup battery supply

Grade C - Detectors and sounders with mains power, backup battery supply & central control equipment

Grade D1 - Mains powered detectors, with tamper-proof battery backup

Grade D2 - Mains powered detectors with battery backup

Grade F1 - Battery dependent detectors with tamper-proofing

Grade F2 - Battery dependent detectors

See Government Guidance On Fire Safety

Fire Alarm Design Service Torquay & Devon

Following establishing your building's fire alarm category we can start designing your fire alarm system, technically positioning smoke alarms, heat detectors, sounders & call points to protect your life & property.

Get in touch for help with your fire alarm category, we're always happy to answer questions or assist in any way we can.

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Fire Alarm Installation

Fire alarm installation is a critical service that needs to be done in order to help prevent any fire accidents threatening the safety of the people who work or live in the building.

We offer expert fire alarm installs in Torquay & Devon from fully qualified, licensed, accredited and insured Torquay local fire alarm engineers. For completing installation, as well as all necessary documentation for compliance.

Fire Alarm Installation Service Torquay & Devon

Using our thought out design, your expert installation by fully qualified fire alarm engineers can begin.

 

Quality, longevity, usability, practicality & correct function are all carefully considered throughout installation, with materials & equipment selected for quality & to support all other aims & provide the highest possible fire alarm installation stand possible.

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Fire Alarm Maintenance

It's essential for any fire alarm system to be maintained, faults investigated & repairs made in a timely fashion.

Fire Alarm Repairs & Call Outs Torquay & Devon

Keeping fire alarms in full working order is an essential responsibility for providing care to our customers as fire alarm engineers; this is often achieved through planned maintenance (often following scheduled fire alarm testing) & reactive/emergency fire alarm call outs.

Our response time to all matters of safety is always as low as possible.

Torquay & Devon Fire Alarm Testing

Fire Alarm Fault

We offer fire alarm testing that works around you, keeping disturbance to a minimum & business running as usual; while keeping you up to date with safety & legal standards!

What Tests Do We Offer?

We offer 3 types of fire alarm testing, all signed off & certificated by fully qualified fire alarm inspectors.

50% test - this should be performed at a minimum of every 6 months & includes inspection of your fire alarm panel & testing the functionality of around 50% of your fire alarm system, that's detectors like smoke alarms, heat detectors, manual call points & sounders.

Also, reviewing your fire alarm logbook to assess the ongoing capability of your fire alarm system.

100% test - this should be performed at a minimum of every 12 months & includes everything from the 50% test but applies to all the inter fire alarm system.

Special inspection -  the special inspection involves testing not only the fixed equipment within the fire alarm system like the 100% test but the fixed wiring as well; this includes among other tests taking insulation resistance & continuity readings.

 

The special inspection also includes a look at the overall poisoning of equipment like detectors & sounders while also making judgements of the existing fire alarm system against the fire alarm category of the property.

 

What Fire Alarm Tests Should You Complete Yourself?

Manual call point test - testing call points should be completed weekly, rotating the call point that is tested each week.

Checking your fire panel status - this should be completed regularly, every day at the minimum. Generally, you're looking for any indicators of a fault in the system.

Take note - noticing anything that doesn't look right i.e. a detector damaged or a neon not indicated.

Log book, everything goes in the log book. This applies to the fire alarm inspector & the user.

How Often Should Fire Alarm Inspector Tests Be Performed?

50% test - minimum of every 6 months.

100% test - minimum of every 12 months, however, this doesn't remove the need for the 50% test every 6 months.

Special inspection - is only for certain circumstances; at the request of the customer, if there's reason to believe there may be issues with the existing fixed wiring in the fire alarm system or if a system is being taken on by a new fire alarm inspector for regular testing services.

 

Who Needs A Fire Alarm Test Certificate?

Fire alarm testing is the process of testing a fire alarm system to ensure that it is working properly.

 

The test includes identifying any faults in the system and correcting them before they become a problem.

So in short it's recommended for any property, however, it is often a requirement legally or for insurance purposes that in date fire alarm test certificates are kept to prove proper maintenance of the system. This mostly applies to businesses but also landlords & even private homes can have inspection requirements placed on them.

Other than scheduled fire alarm testing you may have had a new fire alarm system installed, you may be converting to an alternative type of detector, or you may be upgrading your current system.

 

Whatever the reason for your fire alarm certificate, it’s important that you a fully qualified inspector.

 

If you want to find out more about how our team can help with all your fire alarm testing needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

 

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Torquay

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