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Fire safety for IT facilities.

Ensuring optimal fire safety within IT facilities is crucial for the well-being of employees and the protection of valuable assets. ISE Fire is dedicated to providing top-notch fire safety solutions which ensure smooth operations. Our comprehensive services are designed to meet the unique fire safety needs of data centres, server farms, computer labs, and other IT facilities throughout Northants and the Greater Midlands.

What hazards affect IT & data centres?

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

  • Equipment and wiring overheating
  • Electrical faults or exposed wiring
  • Improperly stored combustibles
  • Malfunctioning cooling systems
  • Power surges or failures
  • Inadequate fire detection/suppression systems
  • Human error during maintenance
  • Arson and vandalism
  • Insufficient fire compartmentalization

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 IT facilities?

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.

There are no set rules which apply to every data centre or computing space. Beyond the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the key areas for mitigating fire hazards will be highly specific to the facility itself. By identifying the risks during a visit and Fire Risk Assessment, we are well positioned to provide action points.

  • 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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Services we provide to data centres, server farms, computer labs, and other IT facilities

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.

ISE Fire operational locations

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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I just wanted to extend my thanks to Harvey for our training today. It was informative and fun and we all learnt a lot. 

Karen Fletcher - - MMT Digital

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