Not all businesses meet the requirements to must have a fire detection and warning system.
However, it is wise to have a professional Fire risk assessment carried out to establish any legal requirements.
You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it – our teams can discuss requirements with you over during our initial consultation.
In order to fulfil your legal obligations, and in accordance with all fire safety regulations, fire drills should be recorded and kept as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.
Fire Alarm systems with Smoke detectors need regular testing and maintenance. The systems detectors should be replaced every 10 years.
In commercial premises systems should be tested weekly to ensure that there has not been any major failure, and that the fire alarm system is in working order.
Our teams can advise you how to safely and effectively test your system, generally speaking the testing of a fire alarm does not require any specialist knowledge and can normally be carried out quite easily.
The result of the weekly tests should be formally recorded, ideally in a fire logbook every week and retained for any future inspection by the local fire and rescue service or any other recognised third party. Any faults or deficiencies identified should be referred to a competent person (such as Bridge FS) for investigation and rectification.
If in doubt – ask an expert!
BFS offer a detector replacement scheme offering a 1 pound credit for each detector replaced. We even take care of the disposal of the old units. Furthermore, we can also provide 60 days payment terms of all detector replacement programmes.