Fire Alarm Design & Installation

Fire Alarm Systems


Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.

To help you assess whether you need a fire alarm system ,please see below our brief resume of the current regulations:-

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 introduced significant changes. As well as simplifying current legislation, it introduces the need for employers, building owners and occupiers to have a greater understanding of fire safety and nominate a “responsible person” to ensure compliance.

Section 13-1a Fire-fighting and fire detection requires that:
(a) The premises are, to the extent that it is appropriate, equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment and with fire detectors and alarms. The regulations further  state  that all Fire Alarm & Detection systems should comply with BS5839.

As a basic guide, all but the simplest, small, single storey, open plan premises with minimal risks, require some form of electronic fire alarm and detection system..
SBS ELECTRICAL LTD., will design, Install, Commission & maintain fire alarm systems  to adhere to BS5839-1 (for Commercial Building) and BS5839-6 (for Dwellings).
British Standard 5839 sets out very clear guidance on every aspect of a fire alarm and detection system and is normally split into four distinct categories:-




And Maintenance.

Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Design

One of the most crucial parts of any fire alarm system is the design of that system to ensure it complies to the current regulations and standards. If this is not carried out correctly you could have  a system that does not comply with the Correct Standards , giving false alarms and at worse a potentially life threatening system.
SBS ELECTRICAL LTD.,Will ensure all our systems are designed, installed ,and commissioned to comply with these standards ,with NICEIC fire alarm,installation,and commissioning certificates issued on completion.


System Installation

The installation of your fire alarm system will not only comply with BS5839 but also the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671. As members of NICEIC and ECA you can be assured SBS ELECTRICAL LTD.,will install all your systems to the current regulations and issue certificates to verify such on completion of the works.



The final step of the fire alarm and detection system installation, Commissioning is possibly the most important step in the installation of the fire alarm system; this is because they are the person who checks the whole system and sign’s it as safe and fit for purpose.
SBS ELECTRICAL LTD., Install systems by all the major fire alarm equipment manufacturers ,once installed the system is commissioned by them.


All fire alarm and detection systems should be maintain by a competent person or company, in the Government guide books on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, It strongly recommends that your fire alarm should be maintained to BS5839-1 or 6 and that it should be maintained as a minimum of every Six months more frequently if your site is classes as a high risk building or you have the possibility of vandalism etc of your fire system.

Once installed and commissioned your system will usually be maintained by,either  SBS or the equipment manufacturing company.

Competency and Training

All fire alarm engineers must be Competent in the field of work they carry out, the British Standards states:

Competent person
Person with the necessary training and experience, and with access to the requisite tools, equipment and Information, and capable of carrying out a defined task

You can be assured that all work carried out by SBS ELECTRICAL LTD.,as NICEIC AND ECA registered contractors will comply with all the current regulations for design, Installation, Commissioning and maintenance.

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