Once the need for a new, or modified fire detection system has been identified, the design of the system should comply with the relevant British Standards. Bridge Fire is BAFE accredited for the design of fire detection & alarm systems to SP 203 and BS 5839 Pt 1 & 6.
There are many different levels of cover that a fire detection system can offer from a manual M system to a fully automatic L1 system (see definitions below).
Ultimately we will ensure what you're installing is compliant, designed to look after you in to the future. If you need an installation we are qualified to carry this out to British standard 5839 which is a complimentary service as part of our quotation process.
Whether a brand new project or upgrading an existing system, Bridge Fire offers a survey service to establish your exact needs. It is important that we examine your requirements thoroughly, before offering advice or recommending a suitable solution. We will discuss your budget, survey the premises and offer expert advice on fire risk and safety procedures. Once we are fully aware of your situation, we can provide a design to meet your needs and requirements and to comply with the recommendations of BS 5839.
Bridge Fire can offer all levels of installation, from remedial work to an entirely new system.
Bridge Fire has the knowledge and experience to install Conventional, Analogue Addressable or Wireless type fire alarm systems as well as, high sensitivity aspirating detection systems, call systems; including disabled toilet alarms, nursecall systems and emergency refuge alarm systems as well as fire extinguishers and blankets or domestic type smoke detection systems for houses of multiple occupancy (HMO).
Any fire detection system is only as good as the engineers and materials used for the installation. Bridge Fire delivers an extremely high standard of installation using trained and experienced engineers and all the leading industry brand materials which adhere to the latest fire standards.
Bridge Fire is BAFE accredited for the design of fire detection and alarm systems to SP203 and BS 5839 Pt 1 & 6. We offer a survey service to establish your exact needs. It is important that we examine your requirements thoroughly, before offering advice or recommending a suitable solution. We will discuss your budget, survey the premises and offer expert advise on fire risk and safety procedures. Once we are fully aware of your situation, we can provide a design to meet your needs and requirements and to comply with the recommendations of BS 5839.
Once the new system design has been agreed, we will arrange a suitable time for our BAFE SP203 accredited engineers to install the system. We will supply you with a method statement and risk assessment enabling you to understand the work to be undertaken. Our installation manager will oversee the project and be on hand to answer any queries you may have during the installation through to final commissioning and handover, including end user training.
From the fire proof cabling to the control panel, all aspects of the installation comply to the relevant British Standards.
We work with Haes Systems, meaning we have access to innovative fire security solutions enabling us to remain at the cutting-edge of fire safety technology.
If you would like a free consultation or arrange a survey for any type of installation work, please contact us or complete the form on the Contact Us page and we will contact you (don't forget to leave your number in the comments section if you want us to phone).
Levels of Cover
- M - Category M systems are manual systems and rely on the occupants of the building discovering the fire and acting to warn others by operating the system. Such systems form the basic requirement for places of employment with no sleeping risk. Manual cover should be included in all Life Safety systems except L5 systems where it may or may not be provided.
- L category systems will also normally have an element of coverage using automatic fire detection such as smoke or heat detectors. The precise classification depends on the nature of the area(s) provided with automatic protection.
- L5 - Category 5 systems are the ‘custom’ category and relate to some special requirement that cannot be covered by any other category. Where such systems are specified careful reference much be made to the objective of the cover.
- L4 - Category 4 systems cover escape routes and circulation areas only. Detectors might be sited in other areas of the building, but the objective is to protect the escape route.
- L3 - Category 3 systems provide more extensive cover than category 4. The objective is to warn the occupants of the building early enough to ensure that all are able to exit the building before escape routes become impassable.
- L2 - Category 2 systems relate to automatic fire protection in defined areas of the building as well as satisfying the requirements of category 3. The wider cover would relate to parts of the building considered to have a high level of risk.
- L1 - With category 1 systems, the whole of a building is covered apart from minor exceptions.
- P2 - Category 2 systems provide fire detection in specified parts of the building where there is either high risk or where business disruption must be minimised.
- P1 - The system is installed throughout the building - the objective being to call the fire brigade as early as possible to ensure that any damage caused by fire is minimised. Small low risk areas can be excepted, such as toilets and cupboards less than 1m2.
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