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).
As an NICEIC Approved Contractor our team of specialist electricians can help to keep your business / property fully compliant and undertake a range of services including: –
Fire alarm systems provide early warning that a fire has been detected. This allows precious time to evacuate the building and to contact the Fire Service.
However, who will call the Fire Service when your building is unoccupied, be it on a weekend or late at night?
According to government statistics, 67% of major fires occur when buildings are unoccupied. Connecting your fire alarm to a monitoring centre will ensure a prompt response from the Fire Service whatever the time of day, saving valuable time, and minimising potential loss.
FCS are able to install a range of fire alarm monitoring options, these include:-
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 a power failure emergency lighting should adequately illuminate all escape routes aiding safe evacuation from the building.
Emergency lighting should be installed and maintained in accordance with BS 5266.
FCS are able to provide the following:-
Fire safety training for staff is a legal requirement in the UK under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Fire training reinforces the importance of fire safety within the workplace. 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.
FCS can help you meet your legal obligations with a range of quality fire training courses:-
Fire doors play an integral part of fire safety within a building. It is important that fire doors are inspected correctly and maintained in order to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
As with any other life saving products, a fire door should be checked regularly to ensure it functions correctly and is ready to use. It should be considered in exactly the same way as testing a fire extinguisher or smoke detector.
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 are fully operational and compliant.
FCS can assist in all elements of passive fire protection, including:-
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.
FCS can provide you with a comprehensive fire risk assessment, presented in a simple, clear and effective format. Our assessments are completed by certified fire risk assessors, ensuring that you are in safe hands.
Dry risers and fire hydrants are intended for the use of the Fire Service or other trained personnel. It is imperative that in the event of a fire situation this equipment is accessible, fully operation and safe to use.
Dry risers and fire hydrants should be installed and tested in accordance with BS 5999.
FCS can help to ensure that you are compliant by offering:-
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires suitable provision of fire fighting and fire detection equipment to be made available and routinely serviced and maintained.
The type of fire alarm system depends on the building structure, the purpose and use of the building and current legislation. A fire risk assessment will determine the category of fire alarm system that is suitable for your building.
Fire alarm systems should be installed and maintained in accordance with BS 5839.
FCS can assist you with all of your fire alarm needs ranging from full design and installation to periodic maintenance.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires suitable provision of fire fighting equipment to be made available and routinely serviced and maintained.
Fire extinguishers should be installed and maintained in accordance with BS 5306.
It is very important that your building has the correct type of fire extinguishers in relation to your risk. FCS will advise you as to the amount, type and location of extinguishers that you require to ensure that your premises is adequately covered.
Our services include:-