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Fire alarm systems for commercial buildings

Maintaining robust fire safety is essential in commercial and office buildings for safeguarding employees and assets. At ISE Fire, we specialise in state-of-the-art fire alarm systems tailored for business environments, including office spaces, storefronts, and retail locations throughout Northants and the Greater Midlands. Our expertly designed fire alarm solutions ensure prompt detection and response to fires, enhancing safety in every commercial setting. Learn more about our fire alarm system services and explore how ISE Fire can enhance the safety of your business environment.

What hazards affect the commercial & office sector?

There are a number of unique hazards present in commercial establishments which present several fire hazards. Some typical causes of fire in this sector may include:

  • Electrical equipment and wiring
  • Combustible materials
  • Office equipment
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Heating systems
  • Smoking areas
  • HVAC systems
  • Faulty or damaged equipment
  • Lack of fire safety education

Fortunately, ISE Fire is well positioned and experienced to identify these risks; create appropriate service plans; or to draft suitable fire training plans.

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What are the legal requirements for retail and office spaces?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the primary legislation governing fire safety in non-domestic premises, including commercial establishments. The order places a duty on the responsible person (usually the owner or employer) to carry out a fire risk assessment, implement appropriate fire safety measures, and provide adequate training to staff and students. There is a field of supporting literature which has helped create the standards for fire safety expected in the UK commercial sector, such as Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Offices and Shops.

  • Means of Escape: Commercial spaces must have clearly marked escape routes, unobstructed fire exits, and emergency lighting systems to help occupants evacuate the building safely in the event of a fire.
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems: Commercial spaces must have appropriate fire detection and alarm systems in place, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, and manual call points. The systems must be regularly maintained and tested to ensure they are in working order.
  • Fire Suppression Systems: Depending on the size and layout of the building, commercial spaces may be required to install fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers or mist systems.
  • Staff Training: All staff members must receive adequate training on fire safety procedures, including how to evacuate the building safely and how to use fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers.
  • Fire Safety Signage: Clear and visible fire safety signs must be displayed throughout the building, including exit signs, fire extinguisher signs, and fire assembly point signs.
  • Fire Risk Assessments: Commercial spaces must carry out regular fire risk assessments to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate fire safety measures. The risk assessments should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure they remain effective.
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Fire Safety Equipment and Services We Provide for the Commercial Industry

Fire Risk Assessment

Highly qualified and experienced fire risk assessors will assess fire safety, prevention and protection strategies on your business premises.

Fire Extinguishers

Professional installation, supply, and servicing of fire extinguishers for a wide-range of businesses up to BAFE standards.

Fire Alarms

Professional installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems, including smoke/heat detectors and programmable/addressable fire alarm systems.

Fire Safety Training

Expert fire safety training for the prevention and detection of fires. Includes fire extinguisher training and fire awareness training.

Northants, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and beyond!

We regularly visit areas around the Midlands and have a distribution of ISE Fire locations throughout the region. This makes us the ideal choice for routine servicing, training, and other specific local needs.

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We use ISE Fire for servicing and testing of our fire alarm systems throughout Northamptonshire.

Their engineers are experienced, reliable and always willing to help. They are very responsive for emergency call outs – always on hand !

Jason Ghayour - Facilities Management - Eddisons incorporating Budworth Harcastle (Kettering)

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