Fire Protection And Detection From Electrim Control Systems

Fire is among the most serious dangers we face. Every year there are thousands of fires in buildings, and hundreds of people lose their lives and possessions. The suffering and financial losses are incalculable – reliable and effective fire protection is essential.

Electrim Control Systems has more than 11 years of practical fire protection experience – helping to protect people and property from fire. Today we use that experience to develop new fire prevention, fire detection, and fire alarm systems that harness cutting edge technology to ensure that fires are detected faster and the damage they cause is minimized.

We take responsibility for every stage of fire alarm system development and implementation, including site surveys, system design , installation, commissioning, monitoring and on going maintenance and fire protection service.

We offer a portfolio of fire protection products and services that allow us to provide a complete answer to your fire safety needs, whether it is a new build or an upgrade to existing premises. This includes a range of control panels that run from simple compact installations for smaller applications, to sophisticated analogue addressable controllers that include large networked products.

80% of deaths from fire occur in smouldering fires from carbon monoxide asphyxiation. CO2 fire detection in hotels, halls of residence and care homes provide a unique safeguard. Once a fire is detected, effective fire prevention systems must be in place.

With a remote connection, our control can monitor your premises for fire activity 24 hours a day, with GSM notification direct to you or any designated mobile telephone via text message, of any fault or fire condition at the premises.

 

Designing The Systems You Need

At Electrim Control Systems, we lead the way in life saving technology, with fire detection and protections systems that cover every application, and ancillary systems – such as gaseous extinguishing and voice evacuation, to enhance safety from fire. We can ensure that your investment in security is cost effective, and will deliver protection for years to come.

Because of this broad approach, and the fact that we supply and support all elements of a fire system from panels, detectors, and sounders to software, we can provide a single contact to solve all your fire security needs ? now and in the future.

Whether you need consultation and advice on fire protection at the design stage, or effective ways to upgrade an existing system, we will put our expertise at your disposal.

 

What Can We Do For You?

We can ensure that your investment in security is cost effective, and will go on delivering returns in peace of mind and protection for years to come.

Whether you need consultation and advice on fire protection at the design stage, or effective ways to upgrade an existing system, we will put our expertise at your disposal.

We can provide the skills and resources you need. From system design, through to supply, installation, commissioning and 24 hour support and maintenance our teams will work with you to ensure a safer, more secure environment.

 

Fire Detection Systems – New Fire Legislation For Maintaining Fire Systems

One critical part of an organization?s facilities management is to ensure the correct maintenance of any automatic fire detection and alarm system fitted in the building. The British Standard (BS5839 part 1) covering all aspects of the design, installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems has recently been revised and includes changes that may affect how you approach your maintenance planning.

 

Fire Detection Systems – New Fire Legislation For Maintaining Fire Systems

  • Appoint a responsible person to attend to your fire procedures. This person will ensure the system is regularly tested, inspected and serviced and all events are recorded in the logbook.
  • Carry out a Risk Assessment. Every commercial organization has a legal responsibility to carry out a fire risk assessment, even if a fire certificate has been issued. If you employ 5 persons or more, these findings must be recorded.
  • Consult with all interested parties. It is important that you consult with persons including your system supplier, fire officer, building controller and insurer over any aspect of change in building use or shape to ensure you will still be compliant with the Code.
  • Ensure all relevant personnel are trained in the everyday testing and use of the equipment. The fire detection and alarm system is your hardest working employee and could one day save a life or save your business – look after it.
  • Make sure all relevant personnel are trained in the everyday testing and use of the equipment. Don’t forget – the fire detection and alarm system is your hardest working employee and could one day save a life or save your business – look after it.
  • Appoint a reputable company to provide servicing in accordance with BS 5893-1: 2002. The appointment of a reputable service organization should consider an approved third party certification under LPS1014 or the BAFE SP203 schemes. This means they will fully support your system (irrespective of manufacturer or software protocol) by providing trained engineers, spares and fault finding and repair capabilities.
  • Under the changes to BS5839-1 , on appointment, the service company now has to carry out an initial inspection of the system to ascertain its condition and report on any major areas of non-compliance with the Code.

 

Systems Inspection Will Cover The Following Areas:

  • Number of call points
  • Provision of fire detection
  • Sound pressure levels
  • Standby power supplies
  • Fire resistance of cabling
  • Fault monitoring of circuits
  • Standards of electrical safety
  • Incidence of false and unwanted alarms
  • Changes in use, layout or construction of the protected area that may impact on the effectiveness of the system





                                                   

                  
Electrim Control System
Tel: +27 (0)11 312 6567
Tel: +27 (0)86 199 9780
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