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Smoke Alarm Systems
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Do you have smoke alarms in your properties?

Are your tenants safe from fires?

Are your alarms tested on a regular basis?

The installation of smoke alarms can significantly increase the level of safety by automatically giving you an early warning of a fire and precious time to escape the building.

Government statistics show that there are some 12,500 fires reported every year having an electrical source of ignition, causing around 25 deaths and 590 non-fatal injuries.

Some of these accidents are due to the rising number and variety of electrical systems and appliances used in the home having greater demands put on them.

BS5839-6:2004 is the main British Standard and covers all Domestic property types in the UK.

■ Building Regulations refer to this standard
■ Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords have a ‘Duty of Care’ to their tenants to fit to the BS5839-6:2004 Standard

A typical 2-3 storey property would therefore require smoke alarms to be fitted in the Hallway, on the Landing and in the Living room as a minimum requirement. If a kitchen is not separated from the circulation space by a door, a compatible interlinked heat detector should also be provided in the kitchen.
Additional smoke alarms can be fitted in bedrooms and garages for additional protection.

High risk areas

Fires Deaths from those fires
Kitchens 54% 15%
Bedroom / Bedsitting room 12% 30%
Living room / Dining room 12% 40%

■ All electrical installation works are required to meet with the requirements of building regulation Part P for electrical safety.

There are two main types of smoke alarms:

Ionisation – These are very sensitive to flaming fires such as a frying pan fire and will activate before the smoke gets too thick.

Optical – These are more effective in detecting smouldering slow burning fires or overheated electrical wiring.

How we can help! – Test It Electrical Services Ltd are AICO FIRE TRAINED INSTALLERS!
■ Provide you with a written detail quotation
■ Design, Install and Test a new interlinked smoke alarm system
■ Supply both Ionisation and Optical Alarms with battery backup
■ Notify the Local Authority Building Control on your behalf
■ Issue a Certificate of Design, Installation and Commissioning of Fire Alarm systems.
■ Issue you with a completed BS7671 Electrical Installation Wiring Certificate for the work

You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire at home if you have not got smoke alarm!

Do not take chances!

call us today on 0792 559 3061 for a free estimate