Fire Alarm Maintenance London – Are You Up To Date?

Commercial building owners should be aware of changes to the standards for fire detection and fire alarm systems that came into force last year (2017). 

The BSI (business standards company) revised its standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems last year. The new changes apply to the standard, BS 5839-1:2017, which covers the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around commercial buildings in London as well as across the whole country. 

The new changes mean that commercial building owners should now use the revised BS 5839-1:2017 guidelines as their code of practice for the design and installation of new fire safety systems including fire alarms. This also includes the maintenance of existing fire safety systems already in place in  non-domestic premises. 

The recommendations contained in BS 5839-1 are considered mandatory by The National Security, as well as other leading fire safety organisations. This means that these guidelines are essential for contractors to follow. The newly revised standard is specifically aimed at anyone who is involved with the commissioning, installation, design and planning of fire alarm and detection systems for non-residential dwellings.

The key changes that the new revision has replaced cover the following areas: 

  • Clauses 17 and 18 require clarification as to the use of Voice Alarm Detectors (VADs) and Visual Indicator Devices (VID)
  • Guidance for persons who work at night so they can recognise the alarm
  • Improved definition of the L2 fire alarm system. L2 Fire Alarm Systems are designed to offer automatic detection on all escape routes within a building
  • Inclusion of a section in the standard concerning the testing of the power supply, and how long any batteries or contingency power supply should last for
  • Modified guidance for use of multi-sector detectors, with distinct sections dedicated to both the application and testing of these 

Changes to the BS 5839-1 regulations were brought about at the BSI after close consultation with both the Fire Industry Association and the Chief Fire Officers Association. The revisions were made to help assist commercial building owners with the maintenance of their current fire protection systems or the commissioning and installation of a new system. The document acts as a new 'go-to' standard for guidance and will be essential for use by contractors. 

Fire protection systems include all of your fire detection and fire alarm systems that are set up in your commercial premises. These include everything from small systems with just one or two manual call points in operation, to more complex networked systems that use numerous fire detectors, sounders and call points. 

Fire alarm maintenance London 

When was the last time you had your commercial property fire safety system checked and serviced? As a business owner, it is your responsibility by law to have adequate fire safety protection in place to alert and protect anyone working on the premises from the risk of fire. 

There are plenty of qualified companies that offer fire alarm maintenance in London. Having your fire alarm and fire protection system regularly maintained will not only give you great peace of mind that your commercial premises is safe, but those that work in and around your building will be protected in the event of a fire emergency. 

Having a fully maintained and functional fire alarm system in your commercial premises will also mean you can benefit from lower business insurance premiums. Many insurance companies will insist that you have an up-to-date fire safety record before they would even consider covering you. For more info visit website.

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