Fire and Safety
WPS Fire and Security provide industry-leading, compliant fire and safety systems from design to maintenance through our 360° service.
Fire alarm systems are essential for the adequate detection and warning of a fire situation within commercial and residential premises. The detection, visual and audible requirements of a fire alarm system are dependent on the layout and use of the building.
According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006, businesses and organisations must have a fire risk assessment carried out by a competent specialist. Part of the fire risk assessment includes identifying the type of fire detection system required and the relevant British Standard to conform to. According to legislation, for commercial businesses, organisations, and HMOs (over two storeys), you would likely need to comply with BS 5839-1:2017.
Fire Detection 360° Service
We can provide a complete fire alarm system design, all in accordance with the British Standards BS5839.
We recognise all buildings/premises differ vastly in size, complexity and fundamental needs. With this in mind, WPS Fire & Security Ltd are trained to offer a comprehensive service from the first contact through each stage of the design process, including site surveys, written specifications and quotations, layout plans and representations, ultimate and optimum device and system selection taking into account false alarm reduction to arrive at the most suitable and cost-effective design option possible.
If required, we can provide a BAFE Sp203 certification and can carry out a fire alarm system design as part of a complete installation and commissioning or just a design element on its own.
Our fire alarm installation team has built up a great working relationship with many clients, including building companies, contractors, facility management companies, and property developers, to ensure our fire alarms solutions deliver on time, on budget, and safely. We can carry out all aspects of fire alarm works from minor alterations to large networked addressable systems, including graphic interfacing, to produce a live display of a building layout.
All our fire alarm work is carried out in compliance with the current standards and certificated upon completion. We would always install open protocol equipment (unless specified) as we aim to provide an after service that clients would want to stay with rather than just being tied to a closed protocol system.
Fire Alarm System Commissioning is defined in BS5839-1 as the process which involves thorough testing of an installed system to ensure it operates correctly in accordance with the recommendations of the standard and project specification, part of this is often testing interfacing to 3rd party systems such as gas shut off valves, elevators, automatic dialler units and other safety systems. Our commissioning engineers can commission small conventional panels to large addressable systems, providing BAFE certification upon completion. We can offer to commission as part of a complete design and install package or just commissioning your installation. During this process, it is essential to hand over the new installation to the client with clear instructions and training to operate the system confidently.
WPS provide three contract service levels of quality fire alarm maintenance, monitoring and support for absolute peace-of-mind. Regardless of the age or type of your fire detection system, at WPS Fire & Security, we have the breadth of knowledge to keep your fire alarm well maintained and in peak working order.
In line with the latest industry requirements, York-based WPS Fire and Security will help you ensure you're meeting the ever-increasing legal obligations surrounding fire alarm maintenance and monitoring. Our process control system automatically schedules pre-booked maintenance visits according to industry regulations, ensuring that you're always one step ahead of your legal obligations.
As part of "The Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) 2004", it is now part of fire safety law to provide a safe means of refuge for disabled persons in the event of a fire or emergency. Any non-domestic building with more than one storey should provide a means of refuge for any person who cannot easily use fire escapes, lifts & stairs during an emergency. The regulations state that an effective two-way communication system must be in place for these refuge areas.
Our disabled refuge systems provide a fireproof 2-way communication point for fire officers/fire wardens or building management to contact people/disabled people within this point. Points are usually situated on a landing or staircase along the main escape route, and all our systems are designed, installed & commissioned to BS 5839 Part 8 / 9 and BS 5588.
An aspiration detection system is a highly sensitive form of fire detection that can detect a fire at an early stage. The system takes samples of the air and tests them for the presence of smoke. A pump draws the air from the various test points. In the detection unit, the air sample passes through a synthetic two-phase filter to remove dust particles and other contaminants before going into the detection chamber, where a laser light source tests it for smoke particles.