Fire Protection Safety
It can be very difficult for people to appreciate their fire protection system unless they have actually experienced a real fire emergency for themselves. Having adequate protection in place will act as a precaution to help save lives in the event of a fire. You don’t have to look far to see news reports and statistics about how hundreds of people die each year due to fire accidents, whether at home or within a work building, in a shopping centre or at a leisure facility.
For many victims it was not always the actual fire that was the immediate danger to their life but rather the gases and smoke emitted, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide that can cause respiratory distress and lack of oxygen that caused them to pass out and die even before the fire actually reached them.
This is why there are fire safety regulations in place to ensure an adequate level of protection to the general public at all times. Construction firms are tasked with following strict guidelines about using flame-proof materials to build with as well as installing specific fire protection equipment within the building. These are the requirements needed to provide safety for the people who will be using the building, whether that be residential or commercial.
When you are having a new fire alarm system installed in a building your alarm must produce a sound that can reach all parts of the building as it serves as a the first warning sign of a fire outbreak. Where it may only be necessary to fit one alarm bell on a domestic property or a small retail unit for example, for larger premises fire alarms must be placed at all corners to ensure its efficiency. Anyone having a fire safety inspection from their local authority could face harsh penalties should they try to cut corners by not installing enough fire alarm bells or using inadequate materials to install a fire safety system.
Fire Alarm Cabling
Conventional fire alarm systems are connected by fire alarm cables. The quality of the cabling used must be adequate enough to ensure it works as intended and have an adequate level of fire resistance. People often forget about alarm cabling as they tend to be more interested in the technology of the alarms and sensors that go with it. The positioning of the alarm cable is also of great importance as they connect the alarm system together and cause the alarms to sound when the sensors are triggered. Disconnected wiring means that alarms don’t work, and damage to wiring that may result from installing it in an inappropriate place is also a great concern.
If you can imagine a fire breaking out in an office block complex. Should the fire alarm cabling be substandard or inferior in any way, it could quickly lead to alarms failing to work and alert staff in other parts of the building about the fire emergency. This could lead to some serious consequences by putting their lives at risk from smoke and fire.
With DRAM Fire & Security, you can put your mind at ease. We take care of every little detail of your fire safety system. Our equipment is guaranteed to meet or exceed current fire safety standards right down to our fire alarm cabling, alarm batteries and all fixtures and fitting used during installation.
We are pleased to offer our clients the following state-of-the-art fire alarm systems:
- Conventional Fire Alarms – Ideal for domestic use as well as small retail or business units.
- Addressable Fire Alarm Systems – Ideal for multi-use buildings with multiple occupancy.
- Wireless Fire Alarm Systems – Ideal for domestic or period properties.
- Monitored Systems – Immediate response to alarms during out of hours times.
With DRAM Fire & Security you can have great peace of mind. We will work out a personalised fire alarm system that is suitable to meet your needs.