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Commercial Fire Alarm Systems – Installation, Servicing and Maintenance

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08/10/2019
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Commercial Fire Alarm Systems – Installation, Servicing and Maintenance

Discover how and why commercial fire alarm systems are essential to your premises. Protect your business and prevent damage today.

How Important Are Fire Alarm Systems For Your Business?

To begin with, your commercial premises must have a reliable fire detection system to meet British Safety standards.

Regular servicing and maintenance is essential to ensure your business’s fire alarm system is reliable.

For instance, there are many reasons why your commercial fire alarm system may not be working correctly. This can include deterioration of components, building work or failing to keep up to fire alarm servicing and recommended testing procedures.

Not only will an adequate fire alarm system minimise risk to employees, it reduces false alarms and business disruption.

We understand that keeping up to fire alarm systems for commercial buildings can feel time consuming. It’s easy to forget or put off.

How Do Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Work?

Fire alarm systems for commercial buildings typically consist of a FACP (fire alarm control panel). This is the nerve centre for prevention and detection of fire as it connects safety devices across the premises. For example, when system devices (such as smoke alarms, heat detectors etc) detect warning signs of fire such as smoke and heat, the devices will alert the FACP. The control panel can alert the emergency services, close doors, sound alarms and put prevention methods into action.

Furthermore, commercial fire alarm systems are known as Addressable or Conventional fire alarm systems. They can pinpoint a specific location or zone that contains the fire for quick and effective action by emergency services.

Your specialist electrician will advise you and recommend fire alarm systems for the specific requirements of your business.

How Do I get My Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Fitted?

How Do I get My Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Fitted?

It is important that you ask a commercially trained electrician with specialist knowledge of electrical compliance for your premises. Here at Volta Compliance, each of our electricians are graded with the JIB, an organisation that sets the standard for technical competence and customer service.

For your free risk assessment, contact us today.

Servicing & Maintenance

Servicing and maintenance of your commercial fire alarm system is important to the safety of staff and your premises. It is vital that your fire alarm systems can alert everyone in the building to follow their organisation’s evacuation procedure.

British Safety Standard 5389 recommend that a commercial electrician should carry out a service on your commercial fire alarm systems every six months.

With Volta Compliance, you can sit back and relax. We can offer your business a regular fire alarm system service and reminder every 6 months. As a result, you can minimise risk to safety and premises while re-investing your new-found time back into the business!

For more information on our fire alarm inspection, servicing and maintenance, click here.

What Happens If I Don’t Maintain My Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Properly?

If your fire alarm system is at fault due to poor maintenance (for instance, if you do not seek regular servicing) your business may be classed as ‘non-compliant’. Not only can poor commercial fire alarm maintenance systems result in risk to your employees and premises, it can also make insurance claims difficult.

In order to meet safety compliance regulations, it is essential that your business has adequate commercial fire alarm systems installation.

About Volta Compliance

Our team has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and industrial electrical installations and compliance.

We tailor our solutions to the needs of your business using our specialist expertise. In addition, we always start your commercial electrical project with a free risk assessment. If we need to carry out any work on your premises, we always ensure it is at an agreed time to minimise business disruption.

If you’re looking for commercial fire alarm systems installation and servicing, let’s get started!

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.