Fire & safety equipment servicing
At MayDay Fire Protection & Services we specialise in the safety, supply, servicing and maintenance of fire safety equipment for the domestic, commercial & also the marine markets ensuring that your home and your business stay secure and safe if the worst were to happen.
Emergency warning and evacuation systems are a critical element of every fire safety system.
These fire alarm systems are designed to notify building occupants and emergency public responders (either directly or via a monitoring service) in the event of an emergency. This procedure may be initiated automatically by a fire alarm system, fire sprinkler system or manually by a break glass call point.
Portable fire extinguishers must be installed in all workplaces regardless of whether other fire protection measures are present. As an early response to a developing fire, the successful performance of a fire extinguisher depends on appropriate placement, proper maintenance, and trained users.
There are different types of fire extinguishers, each designed to extinguish a specific class of fire.
Exit and Emergency Lights are a critical part of the life safety system within a building and consist of lights units and illuminated exit signs used to guide occupants along a safe exit route in the case of an emergency.
Due to the nature of emergency lighting, it is normally required that they operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable people to evacuate the premises safely.
A dry riser is a main vertical pipe intended to distribute water to multiple levels of a building or structure as a component of the fire suppression systems.
The pipe is maintained empty of water. The dry riser is the opposite of a "wet riser" or "wet standpipe" system where the pipes are kept full of water for manual or automatic fire fighting operations. We will install, service and maintain Dry risers for use in emergency situations.
Fire Safety Equipment Regulations
You must have fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it.
Fire fighting equipment
The types of fire fighting equipment you need to depend on your business premises. You’ll need to have any equipment properly installed, tested and maintained and train your staff to use them if necessary.
Maintenance and testing
You must carry out regular checks to make sure that:
- all fire alarm systems are working
- the emergency lighting is working
- you record any faults in systems and equipment
- all escape routes are clear and the floor is in good condition
- all fire escapes can be opened easily
- automatic fire doors close correctly
- fire exit signs are in the right place
Fire drills and training
You need to train new staff when they start work and tell all employees about any new fire risks.
You should carry out at least one fire drill per year and record the results. You must keep the results as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.