Our team of highly trained fire alarm system designers and certified engineers provide commercial fire alarm installation, testing and maintenance in accordance with BS5839-1, which is available throughout Ipswich and surrounding areas throughout the Suffolk & Colchester areas.

The truth is that many commercial fire alarm systems fail because they have not been properly tested and maintained. With us on your side, you’ll rest assured in the knowledge that your fire alarm system is in full working order should the worst happen.

Our commercial fire alarm installation service

Our comprehensive fire alarm installation service involves much more than just setting up your fire alarm, the service includes:

  • Design, installation and maintenance
  • 24/7/365 call-out service with 4-hour response time
  • Maintenance packages to suit every business
  • Discounted rates for contract customers
  • Redcare and Dual Com alarm monitoring
  • Fire alarm test certification

That way, you always have peace of mind that your commercial fire alarm systems are all operating correctly.

Commercial fire alarm maintenance & testing – what's included?

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all premises in England and Wales used for non-domestic purposes must comply with maintaining and testing their fire alarm system.
Commercial fire alarm maintenance is an essential part of the safety checks a company is legally required to carry out to keep employees and assets safe.
Fire alarm servicing ensures that all the parts are working correctly and informs our team of fire alarm repairs where necessary. Our fire alarm maintenance and testing service includes:
  • A thorough examination of the fire panel
  • The alarm sounders will be activated to ensure that they are fully working
  • Checking false alarm recorded
  • Battery checking and testing
  • Standby batteries will be inspected and tested 
  • Checking and testing of all fault indicators and circuits
  • Engineers will take a close inspection of the control panel and issue a certificate of inspection

Weekly fire alarm testing

Fire alarm system testing is completed using a manual call point on the system. A different call point must be tested each week and the results recorded will be filed in your fire alarm log book.

Monthly fire alarm testing

You must test any automatically started generator that's used for fire detection as part of the alarm system every month. Vented batteries that the standby power supply uses for fire detection and your alarm system must also be inspected.

Routine Fire Alarm Inspection & Servicing

Regular inspections and maintenance of your fire alarm system must be completed by a qualified person or organisation at least every six months. This includes a test and inspection of all fire alarm panels and connected devices.
Routine fire alarm inspection & servicing needs to be carried out by a competent fire alarm engineer, which is where our team can inspect your premises to ensure adamant safety of your systems and carry our fire alarm repairs where necessary.

Commercial fire alarms FAQs

Are commercial fire alarms mandatory?

In the UK, all commercial buildings must have an appropriate fire alarm detection system by law, this falls under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It is essential for commercial premises to meet this legal requirement along with required escape routes, fire extinguishers and fire doors. In order to avoid any risks and ensure you are meeting these obligations, it is wise to carry out a fire risk assessment of your premises.

How many fire alarms do I need on my commercial premises?

This will largely depend on the size of your premises and the areas which need to be covered on each floor. There will be legal regulations for each specific type of commercial premises and business. There should always be a minimum of one fire alarm on each level of your premises. In order to avoid any risks and ensure you are meeting these obligations, it is wise to carry out a fire risk assessment of your premises.

What kind of commercial fire alarm system do I need?

There are three main categories of fire alarm systems available. These are conventional, addressable and wireless. Conventional fire alarms are best used for lower-risk environments. Addressable fire alarm systems are more intelligent and suitable for higher risk environments. Wireless fire alarms work in a similar way to the addressable fire alarms, except, as the name suggests, they don’t require wiring.
Current UK fire alarm regulations don’t specify which type to use, only that your commercial premises must have an appropriate fire detection system. In order to avoid any risks and ensure you are meeting these obligations, it is wise to carry out a fire risk assessment of your premises.

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All our fire alarm installation and maintenance services are tailored to each client's needs, so please contact us to discuss your requirements and book a complimentary, no-obligation on-site consultation in the Suffolk & Colchester areas.

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Iniga Fire Safety and Security Systems
47 Knightsdale Road Ipswich IP1 4JJ