Fire Alarm System

The Benefits Of Wireless Liverpool Fire Alarm Installation

When it comes to using wireless Liverpool fire alarm systems, only those who choose to install them will experience the convenience of being wireless as compared to the traditional wired counterparts. While both the wired and wireless fire alarm systems have benefits, this article will discuss the various advantages of wireless fire alarm installation.

1. No Protection Or Cabling Disruption

As far as installation is concerned, the advantage of a wireless fire alarm system cannot be overstated. When installing the traditional fire alarm alternative, commercial and residential property owners will usually experience a disruptive process of having the correct cabling installed. In addition to this, the installation of the fire alarm will result in a disruption of the previously used or existing system and this can be very risky.

Regardless of whether you have chosen to convert to a wireless system from a traditional wired system, or are installing a wireless system as an initial fire alarm installation, you can be assured there will be no disruption in cabling or any protection that may currently exist.

2. Providing Instant Coverage

Another of the major advantages of installing a wireless fire alarm system is the provision of instant coverage. This is particularly beneficial for properties that do not have an existing security alarm system, or for the properties presenting with systems that have failed. By providing instant and immediate security coverage, the wireless fire alarm system offers immediate protection to the property and people within. Furthermore, there is no risk to individuals who are working in or reside in the property during the installation procedure.

3. Simple And Efficient Relocation

One of the more practical advantages to a wireless fire alarm installation is that the alarm system can be moved from place to place. This means that it can be relocated according to the client’s needs and is ideal for people who tend to use temporary buildings on a regular basis.

One of the problems many business owners face when relocating is the installation of new fire alarm systems; however, the use of a wireless fire alarm system means there is no need to install a new system. The individual will have a new alarm up and running shortly after arriving by using this particular type of system.

4. Quick And Easy To Install

Unlike traditional fire alarm system installations, the installation of a wireless fire alarm system is quick and simple. The installation does not require professional assistance, as with wired alternatives, and can be installed within five to ten minutes. In addition, the installation does not cause any disruption to residents or staff within the property.

Wireless fire alarm systems present as detectors and the batteries have an average lifespan of five years. Of course, the system will be monitored by a security company so it is possible that the wireless system will offer the same reliability as a wired alternative.

5. Convenience

The final benefit is that of convenience. As with wired fire alarm systems, the wireless alternative meets all requirements as far as smoke detection is concerned; therefore, all users will remain safe and secure. The one difference is that the wireless alternative will not compromise safety at any point and is less likely to involve the disruption of a building.

Fire Safety In Construction

Following a Fire Risk Assessment in Kent from the Fire Risk Assessment Network we discovered that fire is one of the greatest hazards and causes of injuries and fatalities on a construction site. There are a number of fire safety measures and standards that must be met to prevent these types of injuries.

1. Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers must be placed throughout the construction site. The extinguishers need to be easily accessible and all workers on the site need to be aware of the placement as well as receive training on how to operate the equipment. As the construction project progresses, additional fire extinguishers may need to be placed to meet with the required spacing and placement standards.

For long term construction projects, the fire extinguishers and other equipment need to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in working order. If the equipment is not new, it should be tested before being placed on the site.

2. Other Fire Equipment

On some construction projects, additional fire equipment may be necessary to meet with the required standards. Fire proof clothing, masks and oxygen tanks may need to be made available.

3. Fire Alarms And Early Warning Systems

It is recommended to place fire alarms on and around the construction site. These early warning systems are are ideal for when workers are on site and during non-working hours to alert a designated person of a fire. These early warning systems can also directly contact emergency services or the local fire service.

4. Evacuation Procedure

As per any workplace, the employer at a construction site is required to put an evacuation plan in place and ensure that all workers are informed of the procedures to follow in the event of a fire. It is advisable to appoint a designated person or persons to manage the evacuation process in the event of a fire.

It is recommended that the evacuation plan and procedures are followed. It is essential that every employee understands that they should not try to eliminate the fire once evacuation proceedings have started. In the event that a person is injured or cannot evacuate for any reason, no other employee should attempt to assist them but rather inform the designated fire evacuation manager.

The fire evacuation manager should take a roll call to ensure that every person who should be accounted for is in the predetermined meeting area. Should any person not be accounted for, no-one should search for them and wait for emergency services. The fire manager should inquire as to whether that person was on site that day and where they might last have been seen.

5. Emergency Services

The site manager as well as the designated fire evacuation manager must have access to a phone to call emergency services or the fire service immediately when a fire starts or a fire cannot be quenched with the available fire equipment. When emergency services arrive, it is up to the designated person to inform them of the location of the fire, how the fire started and if any person or employee is unaccounted for.