Fire Protection

FIRE PROTECTION

Fire Alarm Systems

Having a fire protection system fitted in your building can be a daunting prospect. It will naturally involve extensive installation work and it is important that this is done so as to minimise disruption to your business.

How To Choose the Right One?

burglar_homeBlitz can help you through the process of understanding the legal requirements on your business, the different types of system and the choices you have. The various catagories of system (shown for reference below) are only a small part of the problem you face. You need to understand the implications of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO), the “risk assessment” and the duties of “the responsible person”. But with 30 years experience we can help you through this process painlessly so you get the right fire protection at a fair price and with the least possible disruption.

Fire Alarm Servicing

JusticedomecameraAll fire alarm systems must be regularly serviced. This is a legal requirement, once you have a fire alarm system installed. These tests should be carried every 6 months as a minimum but some systems will need a visit every 3 months. The frequency is based on a risk assessment and may be increased for reasons such as a dirty environment, older systems or if the fire officer, your insurance company or local council have specific recommendations or requirements.Blitz is often able to take over the servicing requirement of existing fire systems. Or if you have a fire alarm system that suffers from false alarms then contact us – we may be able to resolve your issues. A correctly designed, fitted and maintained fire alarm should not suffer from false alarms.

Fire Alarm Categories and Risk Types

Category M systems are Manual.

Category “M” system “manual call points and therefore incorporate no automatic detection.Category L systems are for the protection of life

  • Category “L1” system “manual detection at defined positions and automatic detection in all areas of the protected premises”.
  • Category “L2” system “manual detection at defined positions and automatic detection in all escape routes, rooms which open onto escape routes & high risk or fire hazard areas of the protected premises”.
  • Category “L3” system “manual detection at defined positions and automatic detection in all escape routes & rooms which open onto escape routes of the protected premises”.
  • Category “L4” system “manual detection at defined positions and automatic detection in all escape routes of the protected premises”.
  • Category “L5” system “manual detection at defined positions and automatic detection in areas designed to satisfy a specific fire safety objective of the protected premises”.

Category P systems are for the protection of property.

  • Category “P1” – automatic fire detection fitted in all areas of the building.
  • Category “P2” – automatic fire detection fitted in defined areas of the building.

 

  •  

Call Us On

0800 0425 425

Or

GET QUOTE

Get 28 Page Buyer’s Guide

Download It to read later

BUYER’S GUIDE