Wireless Voice Evacuation Systems
The design and installation of Voice Evacuation systems has now taken a significant leap forward with the Wireless solution from Alert.
The Radio Voice Evacuation system utilises secure, licence-free communications to inter-connect voice sounders and fire devices with the controllers. A simple concept, but one that provides many unique benefits.
The concept is based on a family of components that allow a range of voice messaging and evacuation applications to be deployed - all without the need for cable.
This approach provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to traditional wired systems for most applications.
- Provides precise and orderly evacuation using pre-recorded messages
- Voice Sounders for integration with our Radio Fire Systems (link to wireless fire alarms)
- Eliminates costly cabling and damaging installation works
- Use of secure dual-frequency signalling eliminates false alarms due to external radio interference
- Can be interfaced to hard-wired systems for simple upgrade to voice evacuation
- The systems can be easily moved or upgraded as building use changes.
Contact the team at Alert Fire and Security today to discuss your requirements further.
An Alcohol distillery in the West Midlands exploded in a ball of flames on Monday November 26th causing fire and thick black smoke to billow up into the air.
The incident occurred on the site of Alcohols Ltd on Hall Street in Oldbury shortly before 10am and firefighters from the West Midlands Fire Service attended the scene where they discovered a blaze in a three storey gin distillery.
People were evacuated from homes and business premises and surrounding roads were closed and rail services in the area were also halted.
Fortunately there was only one reported injury involving a man believed to have sustained flash burns. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
It took all night to extinguish the flames and an update was given at 10am on Tuesday November 27th to say that the incident had been dealt with.
Around 20 firefighters and two fire engines remained on the scene to keep watch and a reduced cordon remained in place, affecting around 20 properties.
A structural engineer is due to assess the damage to the distillery to decide whether or not it needs to be demolished for safety reasons.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze, although it is believed to have started when chemicals were being transferred from large tanks into smaller drums outside of the building.
To ensure your business is protected, visit us at Alert Fire and Security.
Swindon hotel owner fined for failure to provide fire safety information #firesafety #hotelownerfined
Darioush Keynejad, of the Ivy Hotel in Wroughton, has been fined for failing comply with a requirement to provide information requested by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service within the time stipulated to ensure they could properly assess fire safety provisions at the hotel and identify the responsible person.
Mr Keynejad was ordered to pay a total of £1,265 for the offence, including a £500 fine, a £750 contribution towards Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service's costs and a £15 victim surcharge after appearing at a hearing at Swindon Magistrate's court on November 5th.
In his defence speech, Mr Keynejad claimed that he was left confused by the requirements bestowed on him to comply with both an enforcement notice and the information request. Furthermore, he revealed that a member of his family had fallen ill, which distracted him from his duties as owner of the hotel.
Head of fire safety for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Iain Hunter, said: "It is important the critical work of fire safety inspectors should not be delayed unduly by the need to gather information.
"Any failure of fire safety arrangements in non-domestic premises can endanger both employees and the public, particularly in premises that provide sleeping accommodation.
"This case highlights the need for anyone receiving formal requests for information from the fire service to co-operate fully by responding within the time required."
It is important that business owners realise that they can be prosecuted if they fail to respond to information when requested under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, as well as for breaches in fire safety and failures to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
For information on correct fire safety proceedures visit us at Alert Fire and Security.
Voice Evacuation Systems
In line with stringent Fire & Safety regulations, our family of high quality voice evacuation systems are designed to be highly reliable and attractively priced, whilst incorporating state of the art audio technology, including options for PC managed digital messaging feedback suppression and digital background music.
Alert Fire & Security provide that total solution for voice evacuation system, designed with your requirements in mind for a wide range of applications.
Range of applications:
- Bars and restaurants
- Business Centres, Offices and Schools
- Civic Centres, Colleges & University’s
- Sports Halls and Playing Fields
- Shops, Supermarkets and Showrooms
- Factories and Workshops
- Railway and Bus Stations
Contact the team at Alert today to discuss your requirements further: www.alertfireandsecurity.co.uk
A Greater Manchester commercial property leaseholder is facing a substantial fine after pleading guilty to a number of fire safety breaches.
Waseem Abbas was using a building in Salford as a mobile phone shop, an internet cafe and a television and radio station.
Following a visit last December by Fire protection officers, a number of serious safety failings were found and Mr Abbas was issued with a prohibition notice that would prevent him from using the first and second floors.
- The only staircase leading to the first and second floor which housed a workshop, office, storage area and rented studios, was blocked by combustible items.
- There were no fire doors and the stairs led to the shop which meant people working upstairs would have been trapped if a fire had broken out.
- Bars were fitted on windows which would have further hampered attempts of escape.
Mr Abbas admitted six offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 on November 8th 2012, including failure to install a fire alarm and failure to carry out a fire risk assessment on the property.
He was fined £3,600 and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs.
"This case shows that ignorance and failing to think about fire safety can be very costly," said Peter O'Reilly, director of prevention and protection at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
"The starting point for all businesses should be to do a fire risk assessment which will help them identify how to keep the premises safe."
If you need advice on any aspect of fire safety, please contact us now on 0800 652 0142 or visit our website http://www.alertfireandsecurity.co.uk/
Fire Alarm & Detection
Whilst our fire solutions are the main focus to prevent fire, should a fire accidentally break out then early automatic fire detection is essential. Every second saved through early warning facilities could make the difference to a site's ability to recover from a fire without too much disruption. Fire Alarm and Detection systems from Alert Fire & Security provide the earliest possible warning, which in turn, can facilitate safe and swift evacuation of people from your premises.
Reliable and effective fire detection and alarm systems are essential for all businesses who want to protect their people, their property and their assets. Using leading edge technology means that fires are detected faster and the damage they cause is minimised. The team at Alert take responsibility for every stage of Fire Detection and Alarm System development, including Site Surveys, System Design, Installation, Commissioning, Monitoring and the ongoing Service and Maintenance.
It is a requirement under Article 13 and 17 of the Fire Safety Order that the person responsible for a premises ensures an adequate fire alarm system has been installed and maintained in working order.
For more information Contact our team on 0800 652 0142
Our fire solutions program includes a comprehensive selection of fire safety training courses to ensure that employers are achieving the statutory requirement laid down in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It is a legal requirement that you provide your employees with adequate fire safety training.
Our Fire Safety Awareness Training Course is our most popular training course and is aimed at all employees. We present training modules which are formulated for office, hotel and retail premises and are structured to ensure the employer complies with their responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and that fire wardens, other responsible persons and employees :
- have a greater understanding of the fire risks in the workplace
- are provided with the information and skills necessary to enable them to safely carry out their varied responsibilities should a fire occur in the workplace
- can ensure the safety of themselves and their work colleagues during any evacuation of the workplace.
We ensure that you and your staff are aware of potential hazards in your workplace and that said hazards are within the parameters of existing Fire Safety Legislation.
For more details contact us on 0800 652 0142
Fire crews were called to the four-storey building in South Lanarkshire at around 3.30am yesterday (4th November) by residents who were left trapped on the upper floors of the block.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue sent a total of three appliances to the incident in Glen Moy, in the St Leonards area of East Kilbride, as the flames began to engulf the second floor of the building.
Firefighters wore breathing apparatus as they entered the building to look for the tenants before leading them to safety. No-one was injured in the incident but two of the residents were treated for smoke inhalation.
Strathclyde Police has launched a joint investigation with the fire service into cause of the blaze and has revealed that the incident is now being treated as "wilful fireraising".
Detective Inspector John Shaw of East Kilbride CID, who is leading the investigation, appealed for witnesses to come forward with any information which could assist with the case.
He said: "This was a terrifying experience for the occupants of the flats, and made even worse by the fact that early investigations have told us that the fire was started deliberately by an unknown person or persons.
“Thankfully, no one was injured in this incident; however, if it was not for the swift action of the occupants and the emergency services then we may have been dealing with serious injuries or even fatalities."
Group commander Stephen Scott, from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service, also praised firefighters for their rapid response to the incident.
Mr Scott claimed that the "decisive actions" taken by fire crews when they arrived at the scene meant that the danger was "quickly averted, and those trapped inside could be led to safety unharmed".
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact East Kilbride CID on 01355 564 000. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to give information confidentially.
For more information on how to protect your home from fire, visit our website.
Residents in Greater Manchester have been reassured that green smoke seen billowing from a waste disposal site in Salford posed no risk to public health.
The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said a chemist had analysed the smoke and confirmed that it was not harmful.
Crews from Irlam and Eccles were called to the CSG Lanstar plant on Liverpool Road in Cadishead at 1.53pm on Monday October 15th after several sightings of the green cloud were reported by concerned members of the public.
When they arrived the fire had already been extinguished by staff working on the site, although they remained on the scene for some time afterwards to ensure that everything was safe.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze had been caused by an exothermal reaction in a drum shredding machine.
"The onsite staff had managed to put out the fire using soda ash," the representative stated. "We stayed onsite to assist while the management stripped down the machine."