How to choose a suitable fire alarm installer?
If you are buying a new fire alarm system or need to purchase a service contract for your existing fire alarm system, then you need to be confident that the contractor you are appointing is qualified to carry out this specialised area of work.
Third Party Certification (TPC) is evidence that a service or product adheres to certain standards. An independent expert, the third party, has assessed the service or product and certified that it complies with those standards. TPC can cover the technical qualities of what is being provided, but it can also relate to environmental, ethical or other qualities. This allows purchasers to be confident that what they are purchasing is ‘fit for purpose’ and that the supplier is capable of doing the job correctly.
A Third Party Certification Body (CB) assesses the qualities of a supplier by comparing them with the requirements of a particular scheme. If the supplier meets these standards then it is issued with a certificate detailing the scope of its certification. This process is called an Audit and is carried out when the organisation is first certificated and then on a six monthly basis to maintain the certificate.
The Third Party Certification scheme for fire alarm systems in the UK is known as BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) SP203-1. A BAFE SP203-1 certificated company will issue a BAFE Certificate of Conformity when they install a fire alarm system. This gives the purchaser the reassurance that their system complies with all relevant current fire safety standards. BAFE SP203-1
certificated companies will display the BAFE Fire Alarm System Service Provider logo and don’t forget to ask to see their BAFE SP203-1 certificate.
Amthal Fire & Security
1 Executive Park, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4TA
01727 854 231
Rhino Fire Control
6 Symons Way, Castlefields Industrial Estate, Bridgwater, TA6 4DR
01278 422 705
Aylesbury Fire Systems
Queens Park, Aylesbury, HP21 7SG
01296 399 994
Pacific Fire & Security
Unit 4, Stag Enterprise Park, Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4TW
0870 850 8404
1 Crays Court, Crays Lane, Goose Green, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2GU
01798 817 200
Unit 7 Faraday Court, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG248PF
01256 533 090
Fire Response UK
15 Railton Road, Wolseley Business Park, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Railton Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7PN
0845 521 3510
Central Fire Systems
Unit 1c, East Bridgford Business Park, Kneeton Rd, East Bridgford, Nottingham, NG13 8PJ