Fire Alarms for Business
Astron Fire and Securty is BAFE accredited (SP203-1) and offers a full design, installation, maintenance and 24hr monitoring service to businesses in Bristol, the South West and South Wales area. House of mulitple occupancy (HMO) fall under the same regulations as business, and Astron is experienced in providing Landlords with effective solutions to ensure that you comply with Fire regulations.
As from October 2006, fire risk assessments are a legal requirement for all UK businesses and organisations, to ascertain whether they conform to the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Astron Fire and Security will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing risks and preventative measures. All our staff are FIA (Fire Industry Association) trained to provide fire risk surveys of commercial premises to ensure adequate protection against fire and loss of life.
Since the Fire Act became effective in early 2011, responsibility for fire alarm systems has shifted from the local Fire Officer to the designated responsible person at any commercial premises where five or more people are employed. In the case of an HMO, the responsible person would be the Landlord or managing agent.
The legal requirement is that each organisation must nominate an individual as the 'responsible person'. It is then the duty of the responsible person to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to eliminate the risk of fire on the premises and to ensure the safety of workers and visitors to the premises.
Fire alarm systems must be installed to the current BS5839 standard, which focusses on the protection of people before property.
BS5839 stipulates minimum numbers of smoke alarm detectors, and manual call points that should be installed in all commercial premises across the UK.
Takeover of Fire Alarm Systems
Astron Fire and Security can takeover most fire alarm systems, once we have confirmed that these comply with BS5839 standard.
Astron offers a free, no obligation assessment of your existing system.
Astron Fire and Security offers you a comprehensive maintenance contract on your fire alarm system, with regular maintenance checks ensuring that your staff and business are safe, as well as compliant with the law.
It is usually possible to link your fire alarm system to your intruder alarm system to enable monitoring. However, if this is not possible, Astron can arrange separate monitoring of the system.