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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 Kxxxxxx Farnham, Surrey

    Had to change pre-arranged appointment and office was very helpful.

  • Mr A Price, Price Motors Waterlooville, Hampshire

    All people I encountered were a credit to CIA.

  • Mrs Hulmes Andover, Hampshire

    Asked questions and checked we were happy – nothing too much trouble…and all with a positive approach and a smile!

  • Mr I Dxxxxx Midhurst, West Sussex

    Good service, friendly staff.

  • Mrs J Baldwin Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Service always top class, engineers polite and cheerful.

  • Roger Garth Hutton Farnham, Surrey

    Prompt, efficient service. Courteous and efficient technician.

  • 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 P Mxxxxx Fareham, Hampshire

    All CIA staff seem to be friendly and keen to provide a good service.

  • Mr P Bxxxxx Stubbington, Hampshire

    Excellent explanation of system options and how to use it. Nothing was too much effort. Engineer took his time to think about the best way to overcome problems that were not apparent at the time of survey. He made suggestions as to the best way to overcome them. Everything was done and cleaned up. Thank […]

  • Mr A Dxxxxxx Chichester, West Sussex

    The same technician has serviced our system several times.  He knows us and he knows the system.  Always helpful, friendly, cheerful and professional.