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Fire & Light Limited


Analogue Addressable Fire Alarms, Emergency and Escape Lighting, Access Control, Nurse Call, Safety Signs, Fire Safety Equipment,


The majority of commercial and industrial premises are required to have a fire alarm installed to comply with BS5839.

A fire alarm system is generally described as a fire detection and alarm system primarily to detect a fire or fire condition and secondly to sound alarms that are audible throughout the building. A further function is that the system can be integrated into the overall building management system this will then ensure that final exit doors are unlocked to enable occupants to escape in an emergency, lifts to be isolated to prevent use and fire doors throughout the building to close automatically. Systems can vary from basic manual alarm call points through to smoke, heat and flame detectors.

Legislation has been brought into the statute books that companies are now responsible directly for the fire precautions in their buildings
(previously the responsibility of the local Fire Officer). Initially a risk assessment must be undertaken and is of the highest priority. The risk assessment covers what fire hazards exist within an area and what would happen in the event of a fire taking place.
BS5839 is a set of standards relating to specific areas of fire detection and alarm equipment.

BS5839 pt.1 is a comprehensive guide to detection and alarm systems relating to the protection of both property and life.

BS5839 categorises systems from simple manual cover only, where call points are situated in specific places around the building to ensure that an alarm can be raised easily, should there be a fire, without putting the occupants at risk. The categories continue to ones where full automatic detection is required throughout the building. Systems for property protection are of particular interest to companies where business disruption must be minimised .

Although the overriding standard for fire alarm systems is BS5839 the design and installation details should always be agreed with all the relevant authorities including the Fire and Rescue Services, Council Building Officers as well as Architectual and Structural Engineers.

The protection of buildings can result in reduced insurance premiums. 

11 Chatsworth Road,
S40 2AH

Tel:  01246 211302
   Mobile: 07702 400449

Fire and Light Limited

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