Where should fire alarms be installed?
There are several things to consider when it comes to the question of where fire alarms should be installed. Residential premises will differ from commercial premises, while the size of the building itself and the type of system being installed will also impact the process.
For residential buildings, smoke detectors are an important feature, but if you’re a landlord then there will be certain legal criteria you need to meet depending on whether it’s a single property or a block of flats. We can advise you on where you need fire alarm points or smoke detectors for your residential property anywhere in Surrey, Maidenhead, Guildford and Slough.
Commercial premises are subject to more stringent legal requirements, with British Standards in place that should be met in order to uphold responsibility for fire safety in your building. Five main categories help determine where in the building installation is required:
- Category L1 – Installed across all areas of the building
- Category L2 – Only installed in defined parts of a building, including those that satisfy the recommendations of the code for Category L3
- Category L3 – To give warning of fire at an early stage and enable all occupants to escape safely
- Category L4 – Installed within parts of the escape routes that make up circulation areas and spaces, including corridors and stairways
- Category L5 – Systems where protected areas and/or the location of detectors is designed to meet specific fire safety objectives
The exact location of your fire alarm system, call points, detectors and smoke alarms can be established by our team. We also work with businesses across the region to conduct fire risk assessments, fully reviewing your building when it comes to fire safety.
Don’t leave your building unprotected. Call our team today to book an installation appointment for your fire alarm or ask us about which system would best suit your premises.