During an emergency like a fire, where there is a need to evacuate a building, thought must be made for those that cannot simply walk down the stairs. The use of lifts during an emergency is, at best, restricted but more often than not prevented, which leaves the problem of evacuating those that are physically unable to walk unaided.
A refuge area, usually located in a stairwell, should protect the occupant from fire for up to 30 minutes, allowing time for an emergency call for help to be made to the control panel. Each refuge area is fitted with an emergency call outstation or remote which allows hands free, two-way communication with building control.
The latest Building Regulations now call for all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide disabled refuge areas.
Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems must be fully monitored and battery backed to ensure that they will work, should an emergency event occur. As detailed in BS5839, the system must not fail even if a disruption occurs to the power supply or a break in the cable run is created during an emergency.
Wherever there is a disabled toilet facility, there needs to be a toilet alarm in place. Again, we offer the best available equipment, as either a stand alone system, or integrated into the Disabled Refuge Call system.
Fire Response offers a Fire door inspection service. This is normally carried out by a qualified Fire Door inspector.
We will ensure full compliance is met by checking the BS rating of the door, the operation of the current door furniture and the fire / smoke seals. Where applicable we can offer remedial works to repair, upgrade or replace doors.
UK regulations for Emergency lighting differ from most of the rest of the world. This needs to be tested regularly to ensure that in the event of power failure escape routes are still illuminated to a minimum level. These lux levels vary depending on use and nominal light levels, but more often the minimum specified will be 1 lux.
The duration of emergency lighting in the UK must achieve a minimum of 3 hours without external power. Fire Response offer a service of asset tagging and cataloguing emergency lighting. We also test emergency lighting for clients to meet their compliance needs
We offer testing and service for compliance of existing suppression systems, as well as supply, install and commission of new equipment.
It is necessary for all gas suppression systems to have a room integrity test. This is to ensure that the room is correctly sealed to enable a suppression system to work effectively.
These tests should be carried out periodically and if there are any alterations to the room i.e.: drilling holes in the walls. Fire Response offer this test as part of our gas suppression care package.
It is a requirement to have all portable appliances (anything wired via a Plug) tested regularly in any non-domestic building. Fire Response Offer PAT testing with our full-service compliance packages.
Our monitoring station (ARC) is on hand 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
If we have installed a monitored Fire alarm system, the monitoring station will contact pre-arranged phone numbers or the fire service in the event of a fire alarm activation, giving you more piece of mind than standard systems.
Does your premises have key cabinets? Do you have a lock out tag out system on site? Do you have a need for expensive hand held devices in use throughout the building?
If the answer to any of these was yes, we can help streamline your business with an electronic logging system. Imagine knowing at any moment in time who has logged out a device, who has what keys and more importantly, only giving access to those keys and assets to people with clearance to have them.
Fire Response offers clients complete packages to suit their compliance needs.
Our full service package offers the best value and includes the following:
From small systems to Large Enterprise solutions, Fire Response UK only use what we regard as being the best Equipment available.
Some of the unique features offered by our CCTV supplier are as follows:
We always give free competitive quotes with no nasty hidden costs. What you see is what you get. With any quote there is no obligation. We are always happy to give friendly advice.