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Fire Safety for Businesses and Commercial Premises 

Having the right fire safety systems in place is a legal requirement for businesses in the UK. We fully understand the complexities and concerns surrounding fire alarms in commercial properties. CIA is BAFE SP203 accredited for design, installation, commissioning and handover, verification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.  

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What do businesses need to do for fire safety? 

The starting point of every commercial fire alarm installation is a Fire Risk Assessment. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires every commercial premise to appoint a ‘responsible person’ who is accountable for producing a fire risk assessment of the property. 

CIA cannot, by law, undertake a fire safety risk assessment for a business but our qualified and knowledgeable fire system designers can advise on what should be taken into consideration when preparing it. 

The starting point of every commercial fire alarm installation is a Fire Risk Assessment. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires every commercial premises to appoint a ‘responsible person’ who is accountable for producing a fire risk assessment of the property. 

CIA cannot, by law, undertake a fire safety risk assessment for a business but our qualified and knowledgeable fire system designers can advise on what should be taken into consideration when preparing it. 

How do you choose the right fire alarm system? 

We can talk you through all the required steps to help provide the right level of fire safety for your business. 

Understand the level of protection you need 

The British Standard is broken down into categories. L systems aim to save life, P systems aim to protect property, and M systems – which are always required within L systems, and sometimes for P systems – are for manual operation (call points). 

Fire Detection systems for commercial property 

Our BAFE SP203 fire alarm system designers will design a system for the protection of life, property or both, and can be installed throughout the property or installed within defined areas of risk as determined from the findings of a fire risk assessment, local fire authority requirement or insurer’s stipulation. 

Remote Fire Alarm Monitoring 

Remotely monitored fire alarms (RMFAs) are connected to an alarm receiving centre (ARC) and pass on alarm activations to the relevant Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). We can help with the professional assistance you need for a fully monitored fire safety solution for domestic or commercial property. 

This means we can help protect your home or business 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. If ever a fire incident occurred on your site, we’ll be on-hand to act immediately and get the quickest response from emergency services. 

Fire Doors

The BS 9999 fire safety code of practice, recommends you should inspect and maintain your fire doors every six months.

If you are interested in buying/installing new fire doors or you would like an inspection and assessment of your current fire doors by a FDIS accredited inspector, please speak to one of our expects.

Fire Suppression and Sprinkler Systems

Protect your business and its assets from fire with a CIA automated Fire Suppression or Sprinkler System

At CIA we understand that it’s not always possible to guard against fire risks. Our systems detect any potential fire hazard or change of temperature and prevent the fire from spreading, causing further damage to your property.

Why choose CIA? 

  • We full design, installation and commissioning service, backed up by a full service and maintenance contract to meet the requirements of BS5839 Part 1:2017 and the RRO (FSO). 
  • Our fire detection and fire alarm systems are designed to comply with BS5839 Part 1:2017  for buildings other than dwellings and BS5839 Part 6:2019 for dwellings and houses of multiple occupancy. 
  • For National Health properties and residential care homes, systems are designed to BS5839 Part 1:2017 & HTM 82. Health Technical Memorandum 05-03: Operational provisions Part B – Fire detection and alarm systems. 

FAQs about Fire Safety 

CIA design and install fire alarms for both commercial and residential properties. Our designs and installations are compliant with the BS5839 British Standard, we are NSI Fire Gold certificated and accredited by BAFE to SP203 in all modules: Design, Installation, Commissioning & Handover, and, Verification & Maintenance of Fire Detection & Alarm Systems to BS 5839-1.
CIA operates throughout the South, including London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire.

  • Mrs J Gxxxx Southampton, Hampshire

    Technician and office always pleasant.

  • Bourne IFA Alton, Hampshire

    Your technician provided a first class service and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company.  Excellent. Thank You.

  • Mr R Cecil Waterlooville, Hampshire

    Appointment change was easy – Engineer was very helpful – Good Service

  • Mrs E Mxxxxx Havant, Hampshire

    Engineer was polite, well groomed and very helpful. Even my husband who is partially sighted understood how to use the system. The engineer even used the vacuum cleaner.

  • Mr-P-Lxxxx-Guildford

    Work carried out as requested and staff incredibly helpful as always.

  • Mr & Mrs Hxxx Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    The service has always been excellent.

  • Mrs N H***** Bournemouth, Dorset

    Engineer arrived on time and was very friendly, willing to take on board our comments regarding box location from the moment he arrived – He went through the system and demonstrated it several times.  He was thorough in his testing.  He took extra care to hide the cabling, swept up and even offered to vacuum!

  • Mr Bxxxxx Portchester, Hampshire

    CIA is always there when you need them.

  • Andrew Smith & Son Alresford, Hampshire

    Very neat, tidy and invisible – we hardly knew they were here. Very impressed.

  • Paul Moody Chichester, West Sussex

    Both the system designer and the install team were excellent. I am really pleased with the end result.