Some of the questions we are asked

What is British Standard 5839?

BS 5839 is a series of British Standards that form the Codes of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in domestic (Part 6) & non-domestic premises (part 1)

I have a Fire Alarm, so why do I need a Fire alarm service contract?

Servicing of fire safety equipment is a mandatory requirement and a requirement of BS5839 that this is carried out by a competent person and the checks carried out must make sure that:

  • all fire alarm systems are working
  • you record any faults in systems and equipment

Do I need a Fire Alarm System?

This depends upon a number of factors including the type of premises you have, and how the premises are used. A Fire Risk Assessment is often the way to determine if a fire alarm is required or not. If you’re not sure, get in touch and we can put you in touch with an independent fire risk assessor who can help you carry one out.

What is British Standard 5306?

This is the British standard, pertaining to portable fire extinguishers.

I have Fire extinguishers, so why do I need a service contract?

Servicing of fire safety equipment is a mandatory requirement and a requirement of BS5306 that this is carried out by a competent person.

Do I need Fire Extinguishers?

This depends upon a number of factors including the type of premises you have, and how the premises are used. A Fire Risk Assessment is often the way to determine if fire extinguishers are required or not. If you’re not sure, get in touch and we can put you in touch with an independent fire risk assessor who can help you carry one out.

How much is a Service Agreement with Abatis?

Prices are determined on a site by site basis and prices are on application. Our quotes are free of charge and no obligation so get in touch to find out more.

What benefit does a Service Agreement with Abatis give me?

If your system is monitored via an alarm receiving centre, you’ll need 2 service visits per years in order to comply with the relevant standards and to meet your insurance requirements whereas Audible only systems usually require just one. As well as ensuring the system installed is maintained in good working order, It provides compliance with regards to the regular servicing required and access to a guaranteed cover by our 24 hour emergency service engineers, giving you the certainty that we are here when you need us most.

As a minimum, it provides compliance with regards to the regular servicing required and access to a guaranteed cover by our 24 hour emergency service engineers, giving you the certainty that we are here when you need us most.

How many fire extinguishers should I have?

The British Standard BS5306-8:2012: Selection and Positioning of Fire Extinguishers will tell you how many fire extinguishers are required to protect your premises. You should also refer to your fire risk assessment to ensure that all the risks are covered.

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