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The BS:5839 standard – Are you aware of the recent changes?

By |November 21st, 2017|

The British Standard Institute (BSI) now advise that in order to reduce the chance of either malicious or accidental activation, all manual call points should be fitted with a protective cover.  Fitting protective covers to manual call points is now the default recommendation.  A ‘variation’ to the Code of Practice must be declared if covers […]

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Did you know BS:5839 states that every fire alarm system should have a weekly test?

By |October 25th, 2017|

In light of recent tragic events, weekly testing of your fire system has become even more important. If you never find the time or would like to outsource the responsibility of weekly testing to T&J Fire, please contact us on 01707 326093 or sales@tjfire.co.uk to find out more.

Even if you have a quarterly or 6 […]

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Free Fire Sign Survey to see if you are Compliant

By |August 2nd, 2017|

Do you know what signs you need to have legally?
We thought not, but you are not alone, most employers don’t know if they have the correct signage in their building so let us help you.

Current legislation requires employers to ensure their premises adhere to the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996 and […]

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New Zone Chart Legislation

By |June 28th, 2017|

Did you know that all fire alarms now require a pictorial zone chart?
A diagrammatic representation of your building is vital for the fire brigade should they need to visit your premises in an emergency, this is so they know the layout of the building before they enter. The British Standard BS:5839-1:2013 states that the zone […]

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IFEDA survey highlights risks of online extinguishers

By |November 15th, 2015|

An Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association (IFEDA) member’s survey has highlighted risks of on-line purchased fire extinguishers.

In almost 80% of cases it was found that extinguishers purchased via online sources were installed into buildings without receiving the required ‘commissioning service’ as specified by British Standards.

Examples of other common errors included:
• Extinguishers placed into ready […]

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