Smoke Ventilation Systems

Routine Maintenance & Repairs

Smoke Ventilation Systems are commonly installed in residential apartment blocks to keep escape and access routes free from smoke. Some smoke vent systems are operated manually by either a key switch or push button. Automatic opening vents (AOV) can be activated by a smoke detector that is either linked direct to smoke vent control system or is interfaced to a fire alarm system.

We have experience in maintaining a range of smoke vent systems. This service is often completed as part of our regular maintenance visits, reducing the number of planned visits and in turn reducing the overall annual maintenance costs for the site.

We are able to supply equipment from a number of manufacturers to ensure that the system is fully operational at all times. We stock a variety of replacement parts ranging from smoke vent control panels, fireman override switches, smoke detectors and smoke vent actuators.

Upgrade to an Open Protocol System – There are a number of buildings that are fitted with obsolete closed protocol smoke ventilation equipment and they are in need of a system upgrade. It can often be an expensive exercise to upgrade the existing equipment to the latest version. We have been able to successfully upgrade systems using open protocol equipment, offering substantial cost savings and also flexibility for the end user.

Car Park Smoke Ventilation Systems – car parks, loading bays and service yards require ventilation for the following objectives. Day to day ventilation is required to control the build-up of vehicle exhaust fumes when the area is in general use. Acceptable air quality is maintained by a system designed to move air around the area which removes exhaust gases and ensures that there are no stagnant air pockets. It is also used to remove smoke from a car park during and after a fire.

We are able to offer a full service and maintenance package of car park smoke ventilation systems.

Fire Safety Signage – our range of signs extends to smoke ventilation systems including smoke vent manual control signs, smoke vent shaft signs, automatic smoke vent signs and much more.

Passive Fire Protection and Firestopping

Fire and smoke management at the heart of the building

New to our range of services is passive fire protection which is essential for any building. Used to restrict the growth and spread of fire and smoke, passive fire protection is built into the building in the form of fire seals, thermal insulation and coatings to legally comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Guidelines ensure that in the event of a fire any occupants can exit the building and the fire will not spread easily to other areas. Also, fire and emergency services can enter the building safely as it will not collapse prematurely.

We are proud to partner a FIRAS approved company that facilitates Fire Compartment Survey Reports and Firestopping works. Working together we can deliver the highest level of passive fire protection using the latest technologies and techniques. Having the latest technologies and materials at our fingertips we can advise on compartmentation, intumescent coatings, fire barriers and other passive fire protection systems. We can also offer a range of solutions including the innovative Flexi Fire Batt which allows the building to move without compromising the fire seal. Quality standards come from quality products, hence using only the very best the industry has to offer from suppliers such as FIRETHERM, COROFIL, ROCKWOOL, PROMAT, HILTI.

Working with other fire compliance specialists in the industry helps us diversify our range of services, strengthening our holistic approach to fire compliance management. Passive fire protection and our firestopping solutions allows us to future proof building installations and lead the industry in fire compliance services.

Electrical Testing & Installations

Accredited and experienced electricians

Fire Compliance Services are an NICEIC Approved Contractor where our team of specialist electricians can help to keep your business or property fully compliant and undertake a range of services. This enables us to carryout routine electrical work associated with your fire safety so that a complete solution can be delivered every time without the need for an additional electrician to be onsite. Routine electrical work can be completed quickly and to the highest standard, always maintaining compliance.

We understand that the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a “duty of care” on employers and landlords to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where otherwise it may exist. The only way of ensuring your duties are performed and adequate records are kept is by carrying out a Periodic Electrical Test and Inspection in accordance with BS 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations). Fire Compliance Services have a dedicated team of electricians available, with rapid response times providing a reliable and meticulous customer service.

Our team of Electricians provide a comprehensive list of services:

Fixed Wire Testing – The foundation of all electrical testing, after a fixed wire inspection, we will issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)An Electrical Installation Condition Report is required as all electrical installations deteriorate over time. It is recommended that electrical installations should be inspected and tested every 3 to 5 years.

Electrical Installations, Modifications and Rewires – Our team of electricians are fully trained and qualified to carry out routine electrical installations, modifications and rewires.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)A full PAT test should include both a visual inspection and a more in-depth check using specialist PAT testing equipment. This test includes earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance checks. Every appliance should be marked ‘passed’ or ‘failed’ at the end of the PAT test.

Electrical Certificates – Our approved electricians can provide any periodic testing so that an electrical certificate can be produced. This is often the time that you will find out if any electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded plus identifying any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.

Consumer Unit UpgradesIt is essential that only qualified and registered electricians carry out a consumer unit upgrade. We have a team of certified electricians dedicated to quality standards and raising awareness of the dangers of using unqualified electricians who put lives at risk.

24/7 Monitoring

Providing around the clock support

If the fire alarm system is alerted who comes out?

It goes without saying if the fire alarm is activated and a fire detected then the emergency services are called. But in the event the building is empty, perhaps it’s the weekend or factory shutdown period, who then responds to the fire alarm, and then in turn alerts the fire brigade? According to government statistics, 67% of major fires occur when buildings are unoccupied.

This is when we step in with our 24/7 fire alarm monitoring service. Connecting your fire alarm to a monitoring centre will ensure a prompt response from the Fire Service whatever the time of day, saving valuable minutes, and minimising potential loss. We have knowledge, experience and training in a wide range of fire alarm monitoring systems, with guaranteed work that safeguards your building.

Fire Compliance Services are able to install a range of fire alarm monitoring options, these include:

DualCom GPRS – With a history of reliability DualCom GPRS, from CSL DualCom Limited, is a fire alarm signalling device that uses the mobile network and your telephone and/or IP path to alert there is a fire on your premises.

Redcare – The most widely recognised fire monitoring system, Redcare uses dual path signalling, meaning it uses both phone line and a GSM path to communicate to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). Redcare is limited by usage as they only use BT lines hence alternative products for monitoring have increased in prevalence.

Emizon – Using IP technology, Emizone has been designed to replace the traditional PSTN phone line that is usually required for dual path signalling. Increasing in popularity, Emizon is fast becoming the upgrade choice for fire alarm monitoring as it’s flexible and operates over broadband.

Emergency Lighting

Guiding the way in an emergency situation

Fire Compliance Services provide a full range of emergency lighting solutions as part of an overall fire safety strategy. Whether it’s the assessment or maintenance of existing emergency lighting or it’s a fully integrated system in a new building, our experienced team can deliver a trusted solution. Emergency lights might be anything from green signage lights, to everyday fittings that blend into standard lighting schemes.

We are always committed to the latest regulatory standards whereby The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires provision of emergency lighting, emergency routes and exits to be made available and routinely serviced. The provision must be of adequate intensity in the case of failure of normal lighting. In the event of power failure, emergency lighting should adequately illuminate all escape routes aiding safe evacuation from the building.

Fire Compliance Services offer a comprehensive range of emergency lighting solutions:

Emergency Lighting Design and Installation – Emergency lighting should be installed and maintained in accordance with BS 5266. We can advise which type of lighting needs to be installed in your building to meet regulatory standards, working with you to stay within your budget.

Emergency Lighting Maintenance – We can maintain existing emergency lighting systems and ongoing maintenance for new installations. We’re trusted to provide a professional service at every visit and even operate a 24/7 service so that we are at the end of the phone when you need us most.

LED Emergency Lighting – Becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency, LED emergency lights have cost saving benefits and long-term durability. We use all the latest technology to ensure our LED emergency lighting delivers a green solution within your budget. LED emergency lighting is often stated as part of a business’s overall environmental policy.

Fire Escape Signage – We have a full range of fire escape signage products that can be installed by our qualified engineers.

Site Surveys – We offer a full emergency lighting site survey with recommendations from our professional team, focused on meeting regulatory guidelines, which is backed by documentation. Our experience in working with Building Managers, Facilities Managers and Residential Property Managers helps support your ongoing fire compliance needs.

Fire Safety Training

Vital lifesaving training for all businesses

Do you know what your legal obligation is with regards to fire safety training? Fire safety training for staff is a legal requirement in the UK under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fire safety training reinforces the importance of fire safety within the workplace. In our training courses delegates are made aware of potential fire hazards and how best to prevent a fire situation from occurring. Training also gives employees the confidence and knowledge to take the appropriate actions in a fire situation, provides practical skills in the use of fire extinguishers and a better understanding of how to safely evacuate a building.

Fire Compliance Services can help you meet your legal obligations with a range of quality fire training courses:

General Fire Awareness Training – An introduction to fire safety suitable for all staff. Whether in a half day or full day training session at one of our local training centres, staff will be given a complete overview of fire safety in the workplace.

Fire Warden Training – Fire safety training for appointed Fire Wardens is an important frontline defence onsite, educating what equipment should be present, where fire exits are and managing people in the event of a fire. Our Fire Warden training is practical and provides an invaluable insight into helping preventing fires and minimising loss of life.

Practical Fire Extinguisher Training – It sounds like a simple thing but fire extinguisher training is critical in stopping the spread of fires. It helps educate staff on the different types of fire extinguisher and the hazards they’re used for. Good technique can stop a small fire in its tracks, minimising damage to buildings and provide extra time for people to leave the area safely.

Fire Doors

The latest in fire door technology and services

Fire doors are an integral part of fire safety within any building, helping to reduce the spread of fires, thus helping to give extra time to respond, minimise damage and safe guarding lives. Not only do we provide and install the latest fire doors we also offer a complete range of fire door services. Whether you’ve just moved into a new property and the existing fire doors need inspecting, or alternatively you need a full fire compartment survey for the whole building, we offer a quick and trusted service.

Fire door services from experienced, qualified professionals:

Fire Door Inspections – Like any other life saving device, fire doors must be inspected to ensure they are in full working order and not damaged. Rigorous testing by our fire safety experts is often the first port of call. It is important that all fire doors are inspected correctly and maintained in order to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Our fire door inspection report will provide you with a full asset register detailing the location, performance and condition of all of your doors to ensure that they are fully operational and compliant.

Fire Door Maintenance and Repairs – Our engineers can offer a quick response to fire door repairs and general maintenance. Regular fire door maintenance can help to identify minor issues and ensure that they are rectified in order to avoid any unwanted major works.

Fire Door Installations – We have an extensive range of fire doors to suit any budget. All our fire doors are fitted to the latest regulations, fully certified and guaranteed for quality and function.

Fire Compartment Surveys – We can provide detailed fire safety surveys on building fire compartments. Often overlooked as a effective method of fire safety management, fire compartmentation is the subdivision of buildings into manageable areas of risk. It can help prevent the spread of fire and smoke and importantly provide an adequate means of escape.

Fire Stopping – Our proactive team of fire safety experts can advice you on all the latest fire stopping methods and products, helping contain fire, smoke and heat. This is often as a result of detailed surveys and ongoing fire safety management.

Fire Door Signage – We can supply a full range of signage associated with fire doors. Following the latest fire safety guidelines and regulations, our signage solutions are quick, cost effective and always compliant.

Fire Risk Assessment

The corner stone of fire safety compliance.

With over 15 years’ experience in carrying out fire risk assessments, Fire Compliance Services are a trusted partner to our growing client base across the Midlands.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 puts the responsibility firmly on businesses to ensure that a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is undertaken. A fire risk assessment is a legal document and it forms the foundation of fire safety management for your building. When carried out properly (by a competent person) a fire risk assessment will identify the potential risk for a fire in your building and create an action plan for reducing those risks. The assessment should also reflect the current standards to ensure that your building is fully compliant.

Why Fire Compliance Services are the chosen team for fire risk assessments?

  • Rigorous fire risk assessment documentation that is simple, clear and easy to understand
  • Our assessments are completed by certified fire risk assessors and are highly experienced
  • Rapid response and cost effective
  • Residential property management and commercial building fire risk assessments
  • Coverage across the Midlands by an established team

We pride ourselves in being recommended by many of our clients with our down to earth approach, providing fire risk assessments that help businesses long term. Often a more detailed fire safety strategy follows a risk assessment, highlighting areas of improvement and a practical action plan can be put in place to ensure compliance. We always stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, reflected in our impressive list of accreditations.

Dry Risers & Fire Hydrants

Accessible, Dependable, Safe…

Our commitment to fire safety services gives us a detailed understanding what trained personnel need to use should a fire situation occur. We can help you assess, install and maintain dry risers and fire hydrants to ensure that fire safety equipment onsite is safe, secure, accessible and fully operational should the worst happen.

Dry risers and fire hydrants should be installed and tested in accordance with BS 9990. Our 15 years’ experience in the industry ensures that we understand what needs to be tested and to what standard, so that you’re always compliant.

Fire Compliance Services can help ensure that you are compliant by offering:

Dry Riser Testing – A critical part of fire safety testing, dry riser testing needs to be carried out annually, with six-month visual inspections. It often identifies faults due to vandalism, theft, plus blockages in pipework and air valve failure. As planning an inspection can require detailed project management, our team can carry out the whole testing process.

Dry Riser Repairs – Whether accidental damage or upgrading pipelines and valves, we have an experienced team that can respond 24/7 to dry riser repairs. We can provide a quick and easy service with any dry riser repairs being carried out to the highest standard.

Fire Hydrant Testing – Used by Fire Brigades, fire hydrants are a life line if a fire incident occurs, providing a supply of water for fighting fires. Testing of a fire hydrant is the responsibility of the owner, occupier or operator of the site if it’s located on private property. In line with guidelines, fire hydrants should be inspected and tested once a year to make sure flow rate and water pressure are optimal. Our fire safety professionals can provide detailed testing, with full documentation provided as standard.

Fire Safety Signage – All signage supplied by Fire Compliance Services meets regulatory guidelines and can be installed quickly to complete our fire safety services.

 

Fire Alarms

The first step in fire safety management

Fire alarms are a critical part of fire safety and proven to save lives time after time. We can offer an extensive range of conventional and addressable fire alarm systems, providing solutions that fit the exact needs of each building perfectly. A fire risk assessment will advise you if a fire alarm system is required and will recommend the category of fire alarm system that is suitable for your building. The type of fire alarm system depends on the building structure, the purpose and use of the building and current legislation.

Fire Compliance Services can offer our clients the peace of mind that we are 3rd Party Accredited under the BAFE SP203-1 Scheme for the Design, Installation, Commissioning/Handover and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.

We can assist you with all of your fire alarm needs ranging from full design and installation, fire alarm commissioning, fire alarm upgrades and periodic maintenance.

Fire Alarm Design and Installation – Before a fire alarm system can be designed the building risk must be assessed and a category of system must be specified. This is usually determined by the authority responsible for enforcing the fire safety legislation or by a fire risk assessment. Once a fire alarm category has been confirmed Fire Compliance Services design and install a fire alarm system to meet your requirements and budgets in accordance with BS 5839.

Fire Alarm Commissioning – Our fire alarm commissioning service involves our fire safety experts thoroughly testing an installed alarm system, to ensure it operates correctly in accordance with the recommendations of fire safety standards and project specification.

Fire Alarm Maintenance – With the enforcement of the Fire Safety Order 2005, the person responsible for the building has a legal obligation to ensure that regular servicing and maintenance of your fire alarm system is undertaken. It will also give you assurance that your fire alarm equipment will work when it is needed most.

Smoke Vent Testing – Commonly installed in residential apartment blocks to keep escape and access routes free from smoke, this is an important part of any fire safety strategy. We can provide service and maintenance of smoke ventilation systems as well as upgrades and repairs.

Fire Alarm Zone Charts – it is a requirement under BS 5839 to have a schematic fire alarm zone chart fitted locally to your fire alarm control panel. We are able to survey and produce a professional framed fire alarm zone chart to ensure that your system is compliant.

Air Sampling Systems – our wide range of systems enable our Fire Safety Specialists to offer the perfect solution for your building that is both compliant and cost effective.

Radio Fire Alarm Systems – Often called wireless fire alarm systems, radio waves are used to relay the signal from the control panel and input devices such as manual call points and detectors, with output devices such as audible sounders visual beacons and relays.

24/7 Monitoring – If there is a fire or a fault within the system we can automatically be alerted and respond, often before you know there is a problem.

Fire Safety Signage – Our quick and easy signage service guides you through what you need to display to comply with the latest regulatory requirements. Durability and clarity are the key focuses of our signage services.