Fire Alarm System Maintenance & Fire Alarm Servicing
Are You Looking For An Expert Fire Alarm Maintenance Company?
At KCS Projects, we specialise in the design, creation, installation, and maintenance of bespoke fire alarm systems for businesses across the UK. We offer a routine alarm maintenance service for pre-existing alarms, so you can stay on top of your safety requirements with no need to install a brand-new system!
Contact our expert team today for a free consultation with no obligations. We look forward to discussing a fire safety solution that is perfect for you and your needs!
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Why Is Routine Fire Alarm Servicing And Maintenance Essential?
Reliability In Critical Situations
Whether it's a commercial building, residential complex, or educational institution, fire alarms provide an early warning for occupants, giving them time to evacuate the premises safely and in an orderly manner.
To maintain their reliability, fire alarms must undergo periodic servicing by a competent person or organisation. Regular maintenance ensures that all components - such as smoke detectors, control panels, and batteries etc. - are in working order, minimising false alarms and ensuring fast and accurate detection during an emergency.
Compliance With Regulations And Codes
Regular servicing and maintenance of fire alarms is not just best practice, but also a legal requirement. Under the BS 5839 standard, owners of commercial and domestic properties are legally required to ensure that there is a working fire detection and alarm system installed on their premises.
Compliance with these regulations is crucial to avoid penalties – and more importantly - to provide a safe environment for all occupants of the building. By investing in professional servicing, building owners and managers can help to keep their staff safe and comply with fire safety legislation.
Cost-Efficiency And Longevity
Like any other electronic system, fire alarms have a finite lifespan. However, regular maintenance and servicing can significantly extend their longevity.
Routine inspections and servicing help identify any underlying issues or potential problems before they escalate into costly repairs or complete system failures. By addressing these issues promptly, businesses and homeowners can save significant amounts of money on both short and long-term bases.
Customised Maintenance Plans
Every building is unique, and so are its fire safety needs. At KCS Projects, we understand this consideration and offer customised maintenance plans for both public and private properties.
These plans take into account factors such as the size of the building, the number of occupants, and the specific hazards present.
Through regular servicing, our expert team can ensure your fire alarm is effectively maintained and suitable for the size and purpose of your property, ensuring optimal performance and minimising the risk of false alarms or failures.
Peace Of Mind
At KCS Projects, we understand the importance of knowing that you, your team, and your possessions are safe. Knowing that your fire alarm system is in good condition provides a sense of security, allowing you to enjoy your property, stress-free.
Regular servicing and maintenance not only ensure that the fire alarm system is functional, but also give you the confidence that it will respond effectively in case of an emergency. This peace of mind is invaluable, making fire alarm servicing an essential part of any responsible business owner's agenda.
The Common Alarm Problems
Under the BS 5839 standard, commercial and domestic fire alarm systems should undergo regular servicing every 6 months to ensure that they are effectively maintained. Regular servicing and maintenance are essential to prevent your alarm from issuing false alarms, delayed alarms, or failing to sound in an emergency.
Alarms that are delayed - or which fail to sound - can cause significant risk in an emergency situation, resulting in a delayed response which could leave you with limited time to exit the building. During a fire, this could increase the risk of serious injury - or worse - particularly if there are staff within the building who require assistance to leave safely.
On the other hand, if your property has an automatic fire alarm installed, and regularly issues false alarms, you may risk a fine from your local fire department.
For instance, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) now issues fines set at £290 for over 10 false alarms. And if your alarm system continues to issue false alarms, you may risk a significantly higher fine.
In addition, when a false alarm sounds, property owners are expected to immediately contact their local fire department to cancel the response.
How Our Fire Alarm Maintenance Service Can Help
Under UK law, all fire alarm servicing and maintenance must be carried out by a competent fire safety professional every 6 months. At KCS Projects, our specialist team of fire safety professionals are highly experienced at maintaining alarms for a wide variety of sectors and premises, and are deeply familiar with any hazards that may present a fire risk.
For many property owners, it can be easy to overlook fire hazards on your own premises. This may be due to personal inexperience, or simply being ‘too close’ to your own business to be able to effectively risk assess fire hazards.
A third-party organisation can help with the servicing and maintenance of your fire alarm system by giving you access to an objective and professional evaluation of fire hazards on your property. This can be an invaluable resource for keeping you, and the people around you, safe.
At KCS Projects, we have over 20 years of experience within the fire safety and security industries, working with a wide range of businesses and private homeowners across the UK. We are familiar with the many ways in which the environment and the people within it may influence fire evacuation protocols, and have extensive experience in developing systems to suit a diverse range of teams and premises.
Plus, as trusted providers of fire alarm solutions to major institutions including schools, hospitals, and universities, those in positions of responsibility can feel secure in the knowledge that their lives are in the safest of hands.
We are also able to provide experienced advice on how to plan and enforce Fire Alarm Protocols in commercial premises, and can offer insight into areas of fire safety that may have been missed previously by others.
Our Case Studies
We are proud to be providers of industry-leading fire safety solutions to a wide range of businesses and major institutions across the UK. It is an honour to be trusted with the safety of tens of thousands of individuals, employees, students, and patients throughout the country, and we always take our responsibilities extremely seriously.
So that you can learn more about our dedication and hard work for yourself, we have published several of our case studies online for you to read at your convenience.