Why do I need a fire alarm?
Most buildings will require a fire alarm to ensure the safety of both the building and those inside it. In accordance with the Fire Safety Order (regulatory reform – 2005), all buildings, other than an individual’s private home, must adequately meet the required fire safety standards. This indicates that legally, most buildings/structures are required, by law, to have a fire alarm system in place.
Why do I need my fire alarm tested?
In short, fire alarm testing is crucial to maintain your alarm’s good working order, subsequently maintaining the safety of your building and its occupants and preventing loss of life. Nu-Tech Electrical recommends testing your fire alarm every six months in accordance with BS5839.
Fire alarm testing will identify any signaled faults and implement a solution to resolve them. The alarm testing procedure will also detect any major failings of the system that may impact performance, e.g. false alarm problems, which could if left untreated, lead to a misuse of the emergency services.
Why choose Nu-Tech Electrical?
We are professional and experienced in fire alarm and smoke detector testing and installation. On top of that, we offer competitive costs for fire alarm testing and servicing and are compliant with British Standards. So, call us now, or use the form to your right-hand side, for a free, no-obligation quotation.
Nu-Tech Electrical are also able to perform fire alarm testing in conjunction with emergency lighting testing (if required), this can minimise time and monetary costs for the client. Emergency lighting is vital in your complete fire safety routine, ensuring that building occupants are directed to safety even if the power is out.
As well as fire alarm testing and installation, we also install smoke detector systems for dwellings or let properties, these may comprise of an LD2 or LD3 system, depending on your requirements.
What are LD3/LD2 systems?
When describing a smoke detector system as LD2/LD3 we are referring to the number of alarms installed, and the location in which they have been installed.
• LD2 – This category describes detectors installed in all circulation spaces that can be used as part of an escape route. Detectors are also installed in all rooms considered as presenting a high fire risk e.g. detectors would likely be installed in the kitchen, but not the bathroom.
• LD3 – This category describes detectors being installed in all circulation spaces considered as forming part of an escape route. For example, detectors would be installed in hallways/corridors. It is worth noting that LD3 systems are intended to protect escape routes and those not directly affected by the fire, they fail to protect those in the immediate area of the fire.