Fire Alarm & Security System Design, Installation & Maintenance
All Types of Domestic Electrics Across North Devon
Cook Electrical are domestic electricians offering all types of services for new and existing properties. We are based just outside Barnstaple and cover Bideford, Torrington, Ilfracombe, South Molton and surrounding areas.
This part of our business has grown significantly in recent years. As a result of this in 2021 we created Cook Fire & Security, a dedicated business to purely focus on fire alarm and security system design, installation and maintenance.
2019 marked our 40th anniversary as a company. This means that our electricians come with a huge amount of trade experience. We install and maintain fire alarm systems large and small in various properties to the current regulations and can advise on any type of system. We also provide commercial services which sees us work with established businesses throughout North Devon and beyond.
Cook Fire & Security can offer:
- Fire Alarm Design, Installation & Maintenance
- Intruder Alarm Design, Installation & Maintenance
- CCTV Installation & Maintenance
- Access Control Installation & Maintenance
- Automatic Gates & Barriers Installation & Maintenance
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Fire Alarm Servicing and Maintenance
To comply with Health and Safety Regulations it is most important to ensure your fire alarm equipment is regularly serviced. It is a requirement to do so to meet British standards. Failure can in effect give your insurance company a good reason not to pay in the event you have to make a claim.
All fire systems are maintained to BS 5839. Remember as a condition of meeting BS 5839 Part 1 the system must be regularly inspected and maintained at quarterly visits per annum. This is in addition to duties required by the system user. Our engineers can provide a full maintaince program or the basic minimum which is one annual and one bi-annual test and inspection by qualified fire alarm engineers each year.
Fire Alarm Testing and Maintenance (BS5839: Part 1:2002 )
The following information lists the testing and maintenance schedule that is required.
Daily Inspection - Check that the Charger indicator shows. Inspect for any fault indicator showing or sounder operating. Inform the designated responsible person of any fault.
Weekly Test - Operate a call point or detector to test the system. Ensure that all indicators show by resetting according to the instructions provided with the panel and check that the internal sounder operates. Check that the sounders operate. Reset the fire alarm panel. Each week choose a different zone in rotation, so that way all call points are tested in rotation. Check all call points and detectors and ensure that none are obstructed in any way. Enter results of tests into log book.
Quarterly Test - Check all previous log book entries and clarify that any remedial action has been taken. Check the battery and its connections. Operate a call point or detector in each zone to test the fire alarm as per above. Remove mains supply and check that the battery is capable of supplying the alarm sounders.
Annual Test - Carry out tests as detailed above. Additionally test all detectors and call points and check for operation.
Every 2-3 years - Clean smoke detectors to ensure correct operation and freedom from false alarms. Special equipment is required for cleaning smoke detectors.
Every 4 years - Replace sealed lead acid batteries.
Covering all of North Devon
We are based in Barnstaple, North Devon. We have worked for clients across all of North Devon and further afield. Whether you're in Bideford, Barnstaple, South Molton, Ilfracombe or anywhere else, give us a call to discuss your project today.