From our HQ in Southend, Essex, Blake Fire & Security Systems have a long and distinguished track record designing, installing, commissioning and maintaining fire alarm systems for businesses throughout Essex, London and the South East.
Regulations change over the years, but one thing remains the same. A serious fire can have real implications - both emotional and financial.
The disruption to everyday trading can set you back a long way. Worst case scenario, it can bankrupt a business. In addition, you have a duty of care to your employees and any visitors to your premises.
Prevention is better than cure and the simple answer is to get a fire alarm system.
The Fire Safety Order requires the appointment of a Responsible Person to ensure there is adequate fire protection in every non-domestic premises in the UK. This Responsible Person is usually the business owner or, for schools, the head teacher. S/he must ensure that there is an up to date Fire Risk Assessment and everything highlighted must be addressed completely. If not, s/he could be prosecuted, fined and even imprisoned!
The FSO legislation states that the Responsible Person must make a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment (Article 9). Get this wrong and the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison!
The good news is Blake Fire & Security Systems can assist in getting the Risk Assessment done correctly and help you understand the findings and recommendations.
Your Fire Risk Assessment will inform you of the exact requirements for the system, legislation necessitates fire detectors and an alarm system appropriate for the building and number of staff.
It is essential to use qualified professionals to design and install the system to fully comply with the Risk Assessment and FSO.
Blake Fire & Security Systems have two NSI Gold Approved and registered Fire Detection and Alarm System designers. Their certified designs are then installed and commissioned by qualified and experienced engineers, who are all DBS Enhanced checked.
From making sure the locations of the devices are properly labelled on the panel to interfacing with other equipment like magnetic door locks, gas valves or shutters are working correctly. Even if your system was not installed by us, Blake's can still commission it for you to get it working the way you require.
The British Standards (BS5839 Part 1:2016) recommend that your Fire Detection and Alarm System is maintained by a competent company twice a year (sometimes four times a year in special circumstances).
You could opt for a simple, stand alone fire detection system but a sophisticated integrated system might be the better option.
Your fire alarm system can be linked to an alarm receiving centre and to do this and comply it should have its own monitoring equipment.
British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) schemes make it easy for a Responsible Person to fulfil their legal obligations. Because, by using a BAFE approved company, you’re certain you’ve done your due diligence and complied. We will help you through all stages of complying - Free Survey, Free Quotes and Free Advice!
Yes! NSI and BAFE go hand in hand. NSI (National Security Inspectorate) do the auditing and awarding of approvals to ensure the company in question is complying with BAFE legislation. Read more about BAFE and NSI Gold approval here.
We only offer what we are qualified to deliver
Blake Fire & Security Systems have NSI Fire Gold Scheme approval. This covers BAFE qualifications for:
NSI Gold approval means that we are audited beyond BAFE competency standards. The NSI auditing also tests for quality management. For you, the client, this means: