All Field Service Technicians have received extensive and comprehensive training on service and fault finding procedures. We can therefore guarantee that maintenance of fire protection products is delivered by fully qualified and knowledgeable technicians. For example, all Extinguisher Technicians have passed the competence examination set by the IFEDA and additionally have passed a rigorous on the job assessment to become certified Service Technicians under the new BAFE Technicians Third Party Accreditation Scheme.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
BS 5839-1:2013 sub clause 45.1 recommends that “It is essential that the system is subject to periodic inspection and servicing so that faults are identified, preventive measures can be taken to ensure the continued reliability of the system, false alarm problems are identified and suitably addressed, and the user is made aware of any changes to the building that affect the protection afforded by the system.
Periodic inspection and servicing needs to be carried out by a competent person with specialist knowledge of fire detection and fire alarm systems, including knowledge of the causes of false alarms, sufficient information regarding the system, and adequate access to spares.
Routine servicing of a fire detection and fire alarm system does not constitute a fresh review of system design; it is a verification of the functionality and serviceability of the existing system.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
BS 5306 part 9 gives recommendations for the initial commissioning of portable fire extinguishers and schedules for the subsequent maintenance of extinguishers installed in all locations. It also gives recommendations for handling certain obsolescent types of extinguishers, for which no maintenance schedules are provided.
This part of BS 5306 gives recommendations for five levels of installation/maintenance: commissioning, basic service, extended service, overhaul procedures and recharge.
Our cost to service the fire alarm & emergency lighting systems at your premises would depend on the type of equipment and number of devices currently situated in the premises. We would therefore recommend that an initial survey be carried out, to enable us to provide you with an accurate cost for each individual building.
We recommend the following Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Intervals:
|Water||12-Monthly||Every 5 years||-|
|Foam||12-Monthly||Every 5 years||-|
|Powder||12-Monthly||Every 5 years||-|
|CO2||12-Monthly||-||Every 10 years|
Nurse Call Maintenance
Nurse call provides a number of key functionalities to assist in ongoing functionality of nurse call systems, healthcare providers may opt for a nurse call maintenance contract to provide a tailored programme specific to the needs of the individual hospital or trust.
Maintenance programmes offer peace of mind by guaranteeing priority site attendance, crucial when considering the dependence on a fully functioning nurse call system.
Emergency Lighting Maintenance
Because of the possibility of a failure of the normal lighting supply occurring shortly after a period of testing of the emergency lighting system or during the subsequent recharge period, all full-duration tests shall wherever possible be undertaken preceding time of low risk to allow for battery recharge.
Alternatively, suitable temporary arrangements shall be made until the batteries have been recharged.