Legally, all businesses must comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO) which became law on 1st October 2006. The Order applies to virtually all premises and nearly every type of building structure and even certain open spaces. Any person that has some level of control in a premises (normally the employer) must take steps to reduce the risk from ﬁre, consider how to contain a ﬁre should one break out and also make sure people can safely escape if there is a ﬁre.
- All ﬁre alarm designs should be based on an assessment of the risk
- All Fire Risk Assessments should be carried out by a competent person
- Fire Risk Assessments must be reviewed regularly
What is a Fire Alarm System?
A ﬁre alarm system can comprise several different components to alert persons in the event of a ﬁre.
- Manual call points
- Automatic ﬁre detection:
- Heat detectors (several types)
- Smoke detectors
- CO detectors
- Aspirating smoke detection
The type and quantity of detectors are determined by the category of Fire Alarm system required to comply with the Fire Risk Assessment and also by the size and layout of the areas.
Why use BGE Digital?
BGE can provide the following:
- Compliance with British Standard BS 5839 part 1 : Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises
- Phased and/or staged evacuation systems designed and installed
- Maintenance, service, repairs and takeovers of existing systems
- Signalling systems installed to connect to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) for 24 x 7 monitoring. The ARC will notify the Fire Brigade in the event of an alarm
- Identiﬁcation of detection and alarm zones
- Correct design for light levels from Visual Alarm Device (VAD)
- Sound levels checked during commissioning
- All categories for Property Protection and Life Protection systems catered for
- Integration with access control, CCTV and Building Management Systems (BMS)
- Interfacing with sprinkler systems
- Wired and wireless systems or a mixture of the two (hybrid) accommodated
- Variations to BS 5839, if required, are documented and justiﬁed
- Certiﬁcates produced in-house for design, installation and commissioning
- Equality Act requirements fulﬁlled
- Minimisation of false alarms through careful consideration of protected areas
- Log book and operating instructions provided
- Training provided to premises management
Please feel free to call a member of our Sales team who will be happy to assist with any enquiry and provide further information.
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