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Fire Alarm Installation in London & Essex

Fire Alarm Installation - Essex - London

Fire alarm installation

The importance of appropriate fire alarm installation in London – or wherever your organisation is based – should never be underestimated.
Indeed, it is legally required for businesses in the UK to have suitable fire alarms installed at their premises, particularly in the case of larger establishments and sites where high-risk activities, such as cooking, take place, as well as for locations where high-risk substances, such as chemicals, are stored.

But the conversation about fire safety at your organisation should never be solely centred on legal obligations. Even if you were not being legally compelled to put in place fire safety measures, you would have plenty of reasons to do so – including as a means of protection for your business, and the moral imperative to help protect the users of your buildings.

So… why choose Firstford Ltd for fire alarm system installation in London?
Here at Firstford Ltd, we do not serve merely London, but also the broader South East of England with renowned fire safety equipment and services.

Indeed, the first step of your journey with us may well be to request a fire risk assessment, so that you can better ascertain the current state of fire safety at your business premises, and make well-informed subsequent decisions.
One of those subsequent steps could be fire alarm installation in London – and when you turn to us, you can soon be benefitting from the knowhow of a company run by Darren Murphy and Nick Shoesmith, who together possess more than half a century’s experience in the fire and security industries.
Indeed, our design and engineering teams are qualified in line with the British Standard: BS 5839, which relates to fire detection and alarm systems for buildings.

This standard recommends that organisations have their premises, facilities, and equipment – including their fire alarms – regularly maintained by a competent person at least twice a year.

By this measure, a ‘competent person’ is someone who possesses a good level of technical knowledge, as well as an understanding of the various types, makes and models of fire alarms and their functionality.
Our designers and engineers are also well-versed in the various legal requirements surrounding fire alarms in London and elsewhere in the South East.

That, in turn, will help ensure you are not only on the right side of the law, but also benefit from the very best solution for your premises.
What else can you expect from our complete fire alarm fitting service?

Whether you are seeking a relatively conventional fire alarm installation for your shop unit, communal fire alarm systems for houses in multiple occupation (HMO), or a specialised multi-panel networked arrangement for an industrial unit, school, or office building, we can provide everything you require from a fire alarm installation service.

You might already have a fire alarm system on your premises that you would like to have assessed and updated with the latest technology of relevance and usefulness to your particular site. Or, of course, you may require an entirely new installation – perhaps for new-build premises, or even simply because existing arrangements are outdated or inadequate.

Whatever the situation is at your premises, you can have the utmost confidence in our complete service, which will begin with you asking for a free site survey from us.

This will enable our team to then design a fire alarm system that suits the specifics of your site, with an accurate quotation then able to be provided on the basis of the exact proposed equipment, specification, and design. We are happy to beat any like-for-like quote, which should signal to you our commitment to making our services excellent value for money, too.
We are all about the attention to detail that will help keep your premises safe from fire.

When it comes to something as crucial and necessarily ambitious as a fire alarm system installation in London, you will almost certainly appreciate the advice and assistance of a firm that really can cover all the bases.

We take pride in being very much that company here at Firstford Ltd. Our capabilities extend to the full design and installation of every possible size and type of fire alarm system that you might reasonably request for your commercial premises.

And don’t forget that even once we have agreed on the right fire alarm system for your buildings and carried out the installation, choosing us means that all your equipment will be covered by warranty. Furthermore, if you require any ongoing technical support, we have a 24-hour advice line that will give you exactly this. These are simply further measures to help ensure your peace of mind.

Give Firstford Ltd a call now, on 01708 470351, to learn more about how we could help you equip your site in London or Surrey with the best possible fire alarm system for your needs – and at the right price.

We offer full design and installation of all sizes and types of fire alarm system in any commercial building carried out by our BS5839 qualified design and engineering teams, whether it be a conventional system within a shop unit, HMO (homes of multiple occupation) buildings requiring communal fire alarm systems inclusive of AOV (automatic opening vents) to fully addressable multi panel networked systems within office buildings, schools and industrial units we have done and will do it all.

We work with electrical contracts to carry out installations within new build sites, property management or FM companies and end users within existing buildings that require updating of existing systems or new installations.

99% of existing systems that require additional works we can accommodate and we use only compliant manufactured equipment for all new installations for hard wired or fully wireless systems and everything in between including fire suppression, air sampling and beam detection, whatever the site situation we will have solution.

For existing properties the process would normally begin with a fire risk assessment (link to FRA page here) being carried out at your existing property in which the need for a fire alarm system would be identified, at this stage you can take advantage of our free site survey, design and quotation service.

  • BAFE Accredited provider
  • Free survey and site specific design
  • BS5839 qualified professional staff
  • 24 hour technical support advice line
  • All equipment covered by warranty
  • Any like for like quotation beaten* (*equipment, specification and design to be identical)
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    A Fire Alarm System is a number of devices that work together to warn the occupants of a building that carbon monoxide, fire and smoke are present and to evacuate immediately. The alarm system will typically combine auditory and visual warnings to bring attention to the emergency.
    You should test your fire alarm once a week at a set time. Before you test you alarm, you must warn people inside the building that this is a regular test and that no evacuation is required. You must also advise your Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) that you are about to initiate the test so they do not alert the Emergency Services.
    A Fire alarm certificate is a mandatory inspection and should be carried out in accordance with BS5839. These regulations are part of the fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings; they cover design installation commissioning and maintenance.
    One fire drill you should carry out at least one fire drill per year and record the results. You must keep the results as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.
    The smoke detectors in a fire alarm system often cannot tell the difference between smoke and steam. This can be annoying. Therefore, careful planning is needed for fire alarm installation to ensure they are not placed immediately next to the bathroom or cooking equipment in the kitchen.