Cover all your fire safety equipment & devices with a single contract
A commercial service & maintenance contract is a must if you need the constant certainty of having fully compliant fire equipment – and the reassurance of knowing your extinguishers, alarms, sensors and sounders will all work as they should in case of emergency. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 also states that it is a legal requirement for all commercial premises to have a 'suitable system of maintenance in place.
Starting with a full compliance check, a JLA Response service contract covers everything you need to meet your responsibilities. You can benefit from our 24/7 priority helpline, regular compliance checks and annual equipment inspections…as well as training for your Responsible Person. You can also choose a plan that includes unlimited labour* for emergency call-outs.
Benefits of JLA's comprehensive fire safety service contract:
- Friendly local service – all work carried out by expert accredited engineers from your area
- Cover all your equipment with a single plan – regardless of manufacturer
- Prevent costly down-time and unexpected disruption with regular checks and inspections
- Any warranties on your fire equipment will be invalid without regular servicing
- Reduce false alarms – and the burden on emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis
- Service contract customers enjoy priority service with 24/7 ‘triage‘ via our dedicated fire helpline
- Avoid complaints from neighbours or residents – false alarms are often caused by defective devices
- Documented contract for compliance – ready for inspections and fire & rescue service spot checks
Is your current provider BAFE-safe?
Always ask for proof of any company's competence and check if they have third party accreditations such as BAFE and FIA to prove they meet industry standards.
Our BAFE-approved fire safety engineers – all local to your area – can check and audit any fire safety equipment from any manufacturer, which means you have the convenience of a single point of contact with one reliable fire safety maintenance company for all your preventative inspections and emergency call-outs.
We’re constantly audited on our service and response times too, to make sure we comply with fire safety regulations and response standards ourselves. This means you can be sure we’ll keep things running smoothly, keep you compliant and, most importantly, keep our promises.
Important Information: Your key commercial responsibilities
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Fire extinguisher testing and servicing is a particularly important part of our Fire safety cover. Checks should be completed annually in line with BS 5306-3:2009, to check your fire extinguishers for corrosion or discharge.
We can then remove fire extinguishers that aren't safe or compliant, and help you replace them with recommendations from the JLA range (all manufactured to BS EN3 with the BS Kitemark).
Fire Alarm Checks
A fire alarm should be serviced twice a year as a minimum to meet the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
With JLA fire safety cover, those visits will be proactively scheduled at the start of your contract, to reduce the risks of calling when the service is due and hoping the company can fit your service visit in. This will also be more costly as you are paying for a reactive, visit and the company will often charge you as such.
Responsible Person Duties
The ‘Responsible Person’ in your business has to ensure your fire system is regularly serviced. They also have a legal duty to ensure it is serviced by a competent person. Many companies assign a Responsible Person (RP), but overlook the training that's needed to allow them to properly carry out their duties and keep your premises compliant.
At JLA, we train your RP on the equipment covered by your contract and can assist in completing checks and inspections that they may not be qualified or confident enough to oversee.
The most important checks to carry out when choosing a fire safety partner...
- Do you have a documented service contract in place?
- Is your responsible Person fully trained and competent?
- Can your current provider offer 24/7 call-outs?
- Can they provide proof of BAFE or other accreditation?
- Are your fire alarms serviced twice a year or more?
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