At Novus Compliance, we understand the importance of Fire Safety and the role it plays in your business. We offer a complete range of Fire Safety and Compliance services, designed to take the hassle out of your Fire Safety obligations, all at a reasonable price.

Fire Extinguishers – Design, Maintenance & Installation

We provide the complete one stop shop for your fire and security needs, we do not charge an attendance fee.

We are also different to most other Fire Extinguisher services companies, as we charge a flat rate per unit, which includes all standard service parts, such as tamper tags, o rings, labels etc.

We supply and install Fire Extinguishers for Classification –

A Wood, paper and textiles
B Flammable liquids
C Flammable gases
D Metal
F Cooking oil and fat fires

Electrical fires do not have a separate classification as they come under all of the above. A CO2 extinguisher is recommended for tackling such a fire, although water extinguishers can be used, but only if a power supply has been isolated.

We supply and install Fire Extinguishers for Classification –

A Wood, paper and textiles
B Flammable liquids
C Flammable gases
D Metal
F Cooking oil and fat fires

Electrical fires do not have a separate classification as they come under all of the above. A CO2 extinguisher is recommended for tackling such a fire, although water extinguishers can be used, but only if a power supply has been isolated.

Annual Service

During a basic annual service, the Fire Extinguisher Technician carries out various procedures on the fire extinguishers depending on their make and type. Generally, the service includes: Checking all fire extinguisher parts such as: valves, safety devices, gauges, and operating mechanisms. Checking that the pressure and weight is within the stated range. Issuing a Certificate of Inspection – a legal record of the maintenance carried out on the fire extinguishers to be kept by the customer and maintaining company.

Monthly Visual Inspection

Check for any sign of tampering. This may be missing or broken tamper tags or pins. Look for any signs of discharge. This may be water, powder or foam traces on the hose or horn of the extinguisher. Gauges showing low or high pressure (usually indicated by red). Any damage to fire extinguishers, rust, dents, missing parts etc. Workplaces with a high risk of damage to their fire extinguishers such as those kept on haulage vehicles should be particularly vigilant. Any damaged extinguishers must be replaced immediately or repaired by a servicing company.

Extended Service / overhaul

Extended service generally involves carrying out a test discharge on the fire extinguisher, checking internal and external parts, then recharging the fire extinguisher ready for use, if deemed safe by the engineer. BS 5306 – 3, states that water fire extinguishers, foam fire extinguishers, powder fire extinguishers and wet chemical fire extinguishers require to be extended serviced every 5 years. Co2 fire extinguishers must have an overhaul & pressure test every 10 years. Like most companies we carry out a refurbishment service for co2 and powder fire extinguishers due to be discharged. This entails exchanging your old extinguisher for a new or refurbished extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Wall Signs

Each fire extinguisher must be accompanied by appropriate fire extinguisher ID sign. These signs indicate the type of extinguisher and give instructions about the use of the specific extinguishers.

Fire Alarms – Design, Supply, Maintenance & Installation

We provide a complete fire alarms service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to businesses across the UK, including maintenance, installation and servicing.

Fire alarms installation:

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 means 99% of business premises require some form of electronic fire alarm and detection system.

Fire authorities and insurance companies expect businesses to have a stipulated grade of alarm as part of a Fire Risk Assessment; therefore it’s important that your alarm is right for your needs.

What to consider when choosing fire alarms:

• egal requirements of the building
• How accurately you need to pinpoint the location of a fire
• Your budget
• The size of your premises
• The type of building
• How quickly the alarm needs to be raised.

Your fire alarm system must also conform to British Standards BS5839 and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671.

We provide a professional installation service, completed with minimal mess and disruption while your business continues operating, giving you peace of mind that your fire alarm is compliant with the latest legislation and fire safety laws.

Talk to one of our engineers about the right alarm for your business.

Fire alarms servicing and maintenance:

Fire alarm maintenance is a legal requirement in commercial premises, and our team can take over maintenance of most types of alarm while providing great support, value and customer service.
Our 24/7 call-out service operates 365 days a year throughout the UK, so no matter where you are, or when it is, we can help.

To comply with the British Standards your alarm needs to be serviced by a competent person at least every six months so let us take the worry out of fire alarm maintenance and contact us today to discuss your fire alarm servicing and installation.

Fire Risk Assessments & Staff Fire Training

It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to have an assessment of the health and safety risks which occur in the workplace. It is also important that it is kept up to date with any major changes which happen within the business which may cause new risks and hazards to arise.

A fire risk assessment identifies all the fire risks and hazards within your business. Any risks which are identified need to have a decision made on whether they are acceptable; or whether something needs to be done to reduce or eliminate the risk. A risk assessment should be carried out by someone who has good experience and knowledge of fire safety and has had sufficient training.

A fire risk assessment includes:

• Identifying all possible fire hazards
• Considering fire risks and reducing the fire hazards where possible
• Assessing the evacuation points and minimising the escape time if necessary
• Assessing the need for a fire detection and alarm system

You must provide appropriate information, instruction and training to your employees, during their normal working hours, about the fire precautions and the fire equipment in the workplace, when they start working for you, and from time to time throughout the period they work for you.

If extinguishers are installed, people should be trained to use them effectively and safely.

You must appoint one or more competent persons, depending on the size and use of your premises, to carry out any of the preventive and protective measures required (you can nominate yourself for this purpose). A competent person is someone with enough training, experience and knowledge to be able to implement these measures properly.

You must provide your employees with clear and relevant information on the risks to them identified by the fire risk assessment, about the measure you have taken to prevent fires, and how these measures will protect them if a fire breaks out.

You must consult your employees about nominating people to carry out particular roles in connection with fire safety and about proposals for improving the fire precautions.

We believe properly trained staff are invaluable to a business or organisation. They are more likely to react appropriately and more quickly if they discover a fire, and more likely to obey company fire safety procedures. Trained personnel are also more likely to report fire safety hazards that may lead to the outbreak of fire.

We offer varying levels of fire training these are available on request the most popular are below:

Staff Training – Basic Fire Awareness

Employees are trained how to react in the event that they discover a fire. The training involves a theory and practical session in which all candidates are given the opportunity to extinguish a real fire which is generated safely by our fire simulator.

The session usually takes around 2 hours to complete and all candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.

We can accommodate up to 20 people per session and is carried out at your place of business.

Staff Training – Fire warden Training

Fire Warden or Fire Marshall training is a bolt on training session to the Basic Fire Awareness and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Several staff are usually trained to be Fire Wardens for the purpose of:

• Testing fire alarms on a regular basis
• Visual checking of portable fire equipment
• Preventing means of escape becoming littered and blocked
• Trained to quickly evacuate staff and roll call
• Liaising with the fire brigade
• Supporting the management in fire safety.

Intruder Alarms – Supply, Maintenance & Installation

Burglar / Intruder Alarm Systems

A worthwhile investment for the protection of your business, home and family, studies reveal that you will be far less likely to experience a burglary at home if you have a correctly fitted and well maintained burglar alarm. As a courtesy, our experienced team will carry out a comprehensive security risk assessment and provide a full specification.

Which Burglar / Intruder Alarm is right for You?

The primary purpose of burglar alarms is to provide a deterrent to potential criminals. However, the most suitable burglar alarm for your domestic or commercial property will depend on what you need it to do in the event it is called into action. You would expect the early detection of an intruder as standard but Saracen Fire Protection has a range of alarms that can identify unauthorised access in different ways.

The variety of alarms and their fitting is a complex subject. As a starting point, the installation should meet with British Standard 4737/BS EN 50131. Though slightly more expensive than many DIY packages on the market, they are more reliable and conform to the Association of Chief Police Officers Intruder Alarm Policy. If you are thinking about the installation of an alarm system in your business or home, it is worth taking into account that the police response to alarm activations will vary according to the type of alarm installed.

Type A – Grade 2 & 3

Remote Signalling Alarms, including intruder alarms terminating at approved central monitoring stations, they must be maintained and used in accordance with British Standard 4737/BS EN 50131. These alarms will be registered with the police and identified by a unique reference number (URN). They can also include personal attack alarms.

Type B – Grade 1, 2 & 3

Audible Only and Hybrid Alarms, including bells-only and automatic dialling alarms to your mobile, key holder or email, these systems are for lower risk applications although they still provide a good level of security and a number of signalling options.

Maintenance and Monitoring

We offer a number of Maintenance & Servicing packages to suit your needs and budget. If you are unhappy with your existing provider, or if you would simply like a comparison quote, please feel free to contact us.

Happy to provide a free onsite survey, we will provide detailed specifications and a quotation. We will be able to inform you of the existing equipment and the options that are available to you.

Please note some manufactures/companies lock down their control panels with specially created software. This leads to service provider restrictions.

Door Access Control - Supply, maintenance & installation

Access Control

We install Access Control Systems to a wide range of buildings to enable you to control who has access to your premises.

Our product range includes:

• Door and gate entry systems
• Proximity readers
• Card swipe readers
• Biometric and digital coded keypads

We provide a wide range of access control systems for businesses. Using the latest technology we customise these systems to meet our customer needs:

• Digital code entry system
• Card entry system
• Audio entry system
• Video entry system
• Biometric entry system
• Network Access Control

Telephone based intercom

This will dial up to 4 telephone numbers when the call button is pressed. The call can be answered from anywhere in the world and allow operation of the lock from the telephone.

Wireless intercom system

Ideal for upgrading old access control systems and for use with the elderly.

• You can control who is entering and leaving your premises.
• Helps protect employees, visitors, property, assets and company sensitive information
• Allows timekeeping monitoring
• Integrate with other security systems to provide robust data monitoring
• You can increase security when added to photo ID systems
• Can incorporate other requirements such as vending machine access to create a cashless environment.

Why choose Novus?

Nationwide Coverage

Remedials at time of test

DBS Checked, In-House Engineers

City & Guilds Qualified Engineers

Competitive Pricing

Complete Contract Management

Flexible, 24 Hour Call Out

Next Day Reports

Online Reporting Available

A Wide Variety of Services