fire alarm

  1. N

    Can you hide a fire alarm panel in a commercial premises?

    Fire alarm panel currently installed in a high street premises signed off by building regs. Looking to install a stud partition in-front of all electrical services (including the fire panel) which are access via an unsecured hinged wall panel. Does this still meet regulations? Can anyone help...
  2. D

    Fire alarm loop test

    How to perform this test and it's resulted meaning
  3. J

    L1 Smoke alarm / Fire alarm system

    Can anyone tell me - is there a difference between an L1 fire alarm system and an L1 smoke alarm system?
  4. S

    Fire alarm installation

    Thinking of branching out into fire alarm systems as Iv been doing a lot of HMOs and Iv been having a contractor in to undertake this. What qualifications do I need to add this to my portfolio
  5. S

    Fire alarm fault zone advice

    Hi guys, I haven't done much in the past with fire alarms but am starting to get more work leads with them so it is something I want to get into. Does anybody have a fire alarm zone fault checklist they wouldn't mind sharing please and what are the most common FA panel keys? By the looks of...
  6. DT1991

    Can anyone help with a fire alarm query.

    Can anyone assist me in finding out if all cables involved with a fire alarm system must be FP or similar. By fire alarm I mean sounders, call points, door holders etc. Thanks.
  7. N

    Smoke alarm or fire alarm?

    Regs seem a bit confusing on this, but landlord is converting a house to HMO. 10 en suites, plus ground floor kitchen, all on just 2 floors (just ground and first floor). I know fire alarms if there are 3 floors. But with this many rooms, even though it's only 2 floors, is he breaking any...
  8. gazdkw82

    Fire detector options

    The fire alarm in the hallway is to sensitive when cooking. It's old and needs changing anyway. It's a mains voltage smoke alarm. I plan to replace it
  9. gazdkw82

    Fire alarm detectors-lighting

    I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones. I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've...
  10. B

    SOS/ fire alarm help

    Could anyone help me wire this, have 17v to 60v sos light and beacon so have power supply feed this and I need to wire this micro switch so when the door opens the light and beacon come on? Thanks
  11. B

    Fire alarm Sounder wiring

    Hi got fire alarm sounder beacon, call point and micro switch for when the door opens to wire, Wire 2 core straight to call point this will be connection 1 for perm and connection 3 for load with neutrals in a wago then to beacon this has 4 terminals T1 is beacon negative supply T2 is sounder...
  12. O

    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
  13. I

    Emergency light & fire alarm testing

    Hi all, I occasionally being asked to do fire alarm testing and emergency lighting testing. I work mainly on domestic installs but wondering what sort of qualification/competency you must have in order to carry those tasks. And is it any specific schemes like NIC/NAPIT does have to be involved...
  14. S

    commisioning fire alarm

    hi guys, installed a fire alarm system today at a property that contains 3 self contained flats. I had EU fire alarm company out to go through the specification detailed by the council so we could design something that would be compliant with not only there spec but also bs 5839, now we have...
  15. Doomed

    Fire alarm what is this?

    Called to a hotel where the spark doing a refit took down something and then said that he had no idea what it was so they better call someone else. I then got called in and I have no idea what it is, apsrt from its the end of line on the fire alrm circuit.
  16. D

    Fike Twinflex pro fire alarm install

    Hello have few questions first can i even do this i am looking to install a Fike twinflex pro fire alarm system in my home i have gotten the ok from my housing association to do this but am i allowed to do this by law i have been looking into it and have seen most systems need design plans...
  17. C

    Fire Alarm annual check

    Hi, I have a customer who is wanting an annual fire alarm inspection on a small commercial premises. Is there a specific certificate/form I can use that I could get online?
  18. H

    WTF is this or I don’t recognise this unit

    Hi folks, some identification help required. Customer has helpfully lost the alarm but has retained the base plate. She thinks this was interlinked with some Kidde Firex smoke and heat alarms still in situ elsewhere in the house. I’ve not got wander lead out yet to see if the interlink...
  19. S

    Fire alarm courses in the midlands

    hi guys, I want to get some experience in installing fire alarm systems. Does anyone know of any courses in the midlands that do hands on training at all.
  20. T

    Exit fire alarm call point

    We have a door that will be in normal use but is designated as a fire exit, however, there are all glass windows site managers that think they know it all has said "can't it go on the wall some three meters to the left" even if building control accept it I don't think it would comply with the...
  21. Sparky10

    is a Fire alarm system required?

    Hi All, I've been asked by a friend of mine if they require a fire alarm system within a building they have just purchased. It is a building with 9 flats within across 4 floors, and was wondering what regulation they need to comply with and if they need a fire alarm system installed or not...
  22. Markc

    New build dwelling >200mt/2 fire alarm

    Hi all We have been invited to tender for a new build dwelling, two storey with a ground floor of 240mt/2. My understanding of Part B is the property will require a Grade B-LD3 fire alarm system. My tender allowed for a LD2 to include high risk areas, kitchen and living room (wood burner) The...
  23. R

    Electrician Fitter for Grade A, LD2 fire alarm system - North London N19

    Dear all I require a fully qualified electrician to fit a Grade A, LD2 fire alarm system in a 2 storey communal area. I can send plans and layouts of preciseley whats required so an accurate quote can be given. I would prefer individal electricains as we are a proffessional landlord and have...
  24. L

    Fire alarm cabling student accommodation

    hi all! I’m working on a new build student accommodation block wiring for fire alarm. I have been instructed to use perforated banding as containment across the stud walls above the ceilings as they won’t allow us to put any containment up. Now this to me feels a bit dog rough. Can anybody...
  25. Pete999

    Fire Alarm question.

    Just been thinking, my Lad does some maintenance for a Charity outfit, mainly Fire Alarm testing. Now the Charity occupy a unit, 2 stories, adjoined to about 6 other similar units, but basically all one building, the unit in question has it's own F/A install, not linked to any of the other...
  26. M

    Fire Alarm

    Can an conventional fire alarm system be used in conjunction with a elevator. Or does it need to be an addressable system.
  27. loplug

    fire alarm and emergancy lighting

    thinking of doing the following courses. NICEIC Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems NICEIC Emergency Lighting Fundamentals Has any one any experience of these courses. thinking of doing them because on occasion I install fire alarms and emergency lighting, but I have no qualifications in these...
  28. D

    Fire alarm wiring -Twin wire converted to addressable system

    At the moment this block of 9 flats has a Twin Wire system with communal areas wired and one detector in each flat . I have been asked the possibility of fitting a addressable type system but using the same cables. This is to identify the flat where the alarm has triggered. The addressable...
  29. S

    New member needs help, security/ fire alarm installers, maintenance/servicing

    Hi everyone hoping someone can point me in the right direction i have recently been approached by one of my clients who has a fire and security company that charges them a monthly subscription for ongoing servicing and maintenance, the client now wishes to use us and are looking for what we will...
  30. Bob Geldoff1234

    Would you replace a 25 year old fire alarm panel if still working?

    Have there been any major changes in fire alarm systems in the past 25 years? The reason i ask is i have just had a customer on the phone that is saying that the company who service the fire alarm system for a church hall says that the panel must be replaced as it's 25 years old. Now as far as...
  31. M

    Fire Alarm Compatibility Question?

    Guys firstly i don't do a whole lot with fire alarms, i do the odd basic one here and there. When i have done systems, i always use the same manufacturer/Model throughout the system. A mate has asked if i can add an extra sensor, sounder (preferably combined) and call point to an existing...
  32. B

    Fike twinflex fire alarm install

    hi guys I’ve just installed a Fike twinflex, last fire system I done was a few years ago now. And I didn’t need a laptop to Commission, I’ve just finshed it all and ready to Commission but the manual says I need a laptop with File software is this right??? I don’t really want to do another...
  33. N

    Fire alarm detector help....

    Hi guys, I'm hoping one of you will be able to help me with this, i have had a client send me a couple of picture of existing detectors that need changing and for the life of me i cannot remember what make/model they are! Thanks Again!!
  34. M

    Fire Alarm MCP (Manual call Point) requirements

    There seems to be a lot of confusion around at the moment as some engineers are flagging up a non-conformity which i had previously never thought about. Basically I've been sent to a few jobs where its been recommended that an MCP is put on the exit gate to a loading yard? Yes i suppose this is...
  35. S

    Fire alarm supply....

    Hi all please help. If you was to use galv conduit all the way from the board to the isolator next to the fire alarm panel. does the cable still need to be something like a fp200 or is normal singles ok to use ??
  36. D

    Fire alarm regs for re-wires.

    Can anyone clarify whether it's mandatory to install a wired interlinked smoke alarm in a fully refurbished house? There is a wall coming out between the kitchen and dining room with new patio doors leading outside. I'm led to believe that a fire alarm is only mandatory if the escape routes are...
  37. S

    Fire alarm

    hi all any help would be appreciated. Been asked to sort out a smoke alarm which is linked to the kitchen door but not to the fire alarm. I have attached attached a photo of the plan he gave me which states linked to door not fire alarm circuit. He has a 24v over door magnetic holdback which...
  38. spud1

    Best Fire Alarm Training?

    I want to formalize my Fire Alarm System Credentials with some some proper training and meaningful qualifications with a view to becoming BAFE registered or the like. Which company/Organisation has the best reputation for provision training in fire alarm design, installation, commissioning &...
  39. N

    Grade A LD2 fire alarm advise

    Hi, I have been asked to install a Grade A LD2 fire alarm for a customer of mine. This has been specified by the council. It is a standard 3 bed house with bedroom up top in the loft conversion (making it 3 floors), bathroom, kitchen and lounge. My customer is ok with the system having to have a...
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