Each year, fire is responsible for billions of dollars worth of loss and damage worldwide, not to mention the often sad loss of life which can have devastating effects on families and businesses.
When a fire alarm installation is required, the customer or organisation is often faced with a bewildering array of decisions. For example, which fire safety regulations must the system be compliant with? Is the system to alert the fire brigade, and if so by what method? Westminster can assist with these questions and many others, as well as liaising with the local fire officer and insurers as necessary.
Of course, the early detection of a fire is just part of a fire risk reduction strategy - once a fire has been detected, occupants will need to be alerted and if necessary, evacuated, whilst simultaneously suppressing and extinguishing the fire.
Occupants can be alerted by a number of different methods, such as traditional fire bells and sounders, together with visual indicators such as 'fire strobes' in areas of high ambient noise. Consideration should also be given to the hearing impaired, and Westminster can advise on and supply a number of systems specially designed to warn hearing impaired and deaf persons of any fire alert and of the need to evacuate the building. In addition, Westminster can supply PA/VA voice evacuation systems and emergency lighting systems to assist with the safe evacuation of any building or complex.
Westminster can also supply a wide range of gas extinguishing systems to suit almost any risk, as well as the revolutionary oxygen reduction system, which is not an extinguishing system but a total fire prevention system ensuring an area is constantly protected and a fire cannot even start - ideal for sensitive or high-risk environments such as computer centres, IT rooms, telecommunication centres, bank vaults and even vulnerable warehouses.