Fire Alarm Systems For Your Business in Altrincham & Sale
Ensuring buildings are safe for the people who use and access them is non-negotiable and Legacy Electrical Services will design and install a suitable fire alarm system to any business with ease and skill. Using our industry knowledge, design experience and top quality materials, our electricians will provide a bespoke solution that is perfectly suited to your building and company.
Current regulations mean that fire safety services and equipment should be provided by ‘competent persons’, so it is vital that you employ a qualified and experienced electrical contractor. By choosing Legacy Electrical Services you are guaranteed quality, reliability and safety. Your fire alarm system is guaranteed to be installed perfectly and in accordance with the latest EU and UK fire safety regulations.
Which fire alarm is best for you?
There are many different fire alarm systems, so call us today to discuss the best options for you. They include:
- Conventional – Used on smaller sites such as restaurants and small commercial offices
- Networked – protect multiple buildings and sites
- Addressable – Pinpoint exact point of fire
- Domestic Battery powered – Runs off batteries
- Domestic Mains powered – Runs off the mains electrics
Our systems are designed to protect both people and buildings, and can be integrated with other alarm systems. We’ll be happy to pay you a visit, inspect your premises, discuss the best fire alarm system and give you a free estimate on all work.
Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails. The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.
Emergency lighting is normally required to operate automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction, having the design and type of equipment being specified by the architect in accordance with current building regulations and any local authority requirements.
The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1: 2011 embraces residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum safe standards for these types of building and that a higher standard may be required for a particular installation.
What is emergency lighting?
Lighting that automatically comes on when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails.
Emergency lighting is a general term and is sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.
Emergency escape lighting – that part of an emergency lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process beforehand. It is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Emergency escape lighting is itself sub-divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting and high risk task area lighting. Standby lighting - Part of an emergency lighting system provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged. This guide does not include standby lighting as it is not a legal requirement and is a facility that may or may not be needed, depending on the use and occupancy of the premises, etc.
Escape route lighting – Part of an emergency escape lighting system provided to ensure that the means of escape can be effectively identified and safely used by occupants of the building.
Open area lighting– Part of an emergency escape lighting system provided to minimise panic and ensure there is sufficient illumination to allow the occupants of a building to reach a place where an escape route can be identified.
High risk task area lighting – Part of an emergency escape lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation and to enable proper shut-down procedures for the safety of the operator and other occupants of the premises.