Fire Alarm Standards and Compliance
Life systems are categorised as (L) type systems except manual systems which are (M) type.
Property systems are categorised (P) type systems designed to protect buildings and contents.
At Argus Fire and Security Ltd we can design life systems for use in both commercial and residential properties. British Standards has a different requirement for each of these, commercial premises must comply to BS-5839: 2017 Part 1 and residential premises to part 6 of the standard. The main difference between the standards relates to sound level requirements, however this is not the only difference.
There are different types of certification required for Fire Alarm companies. At Argus Fire and Security Ltd we have achieved BAFE approval for the maintenance of fire detection systems, along with full BAFE approval for system design and Installation to part 1 of the standard. At present, we do not hold approval for part 6 of the standard however we are looking to achieve this in the near future. To find out more about our reputable fire alarms in Wigan, contact us today!
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Fire Maintenance and Monitoring in Wigan
All Fire Alarms are required to be supported by a minimum 24-hour stand by life in the event of power failure, along with sufficient battery capacity to run the sounders for a further 30 minutes. For off-site monitored systems further changes have now been implemented. This latest revision BS5839:2017 requires all communications and associated power supplies for off-site monitoring to be EN54 compliant.
The new Fire Alarm standard that came into effect in September 2017 allows the connection of fire alarms through intruder alarms, provided the intruder alarm is EN54 graded. If Intruder alarm assisted monitoring is used, a variation form may be required to be signed by the customer agreeing to any non-conformity that may be present.
Most monitored Fire Alarm systems in Wigan can be set up with brigade response. However, not all authorities will guarantee attendance without confirmation of a fire. Call our team to enquire.
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By having these accreditations and being regularly audited, it ensures that all our customers are guaranteed not only a first-class service, but that all work carried out is compliant with current standards and legislation.
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