Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd (FDS) is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK and occasionally abroad.

Due to expansion and internal development FDS are currently looking for additional Fire Sprinkler Installation engineers Throughout the UK (Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Reading etc)

The role is to carry out new installation, extensions and remedial works on all types of sprinkler systems to include Wet/Alternate/Dry and Preaction. Ideally you ...

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History of the Fire Sprinkler Accreditation Schemes

1888 – Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC)Calender Page 1888

The Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC) first published the first British Standard for the design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems in September 1888. This standard pre-dominantly covered the design and installation of sprinklers for property protection.

 

1935 – Fire Research Station (FRS) & Joint Fire Research Organisation (JFRO)Calender Page 1935

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Fire Defence Sponsor Exeter Chiefs Geoff Parling

FDS are pleased to announce that for the 2015-2016 season they have sponsored Exeter Chiefs England and British & Irish lion Geoff Parling.Geoff Parling

Geoff is currently with the England Squad at the Penhall training camp alongside his fellow Chiefs Team Mates Jack Nowel, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan Dickie. We wish them all the best and are looking forward to having a beer or two with Geoff when the premiership season ...

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Rapid Response

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd were instructed by a major UK sprinkler contractor to provide commissioningFdscol jpeg for a shop unit in St Austell

The call came in at 1500 hours on a Monday and FDS Ltd were on site by 0800 on the Tuesday to carry out the pressure testing of the system and opening of the valve to allow the unit ...

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The Shard is evacuated after fire breaks out in restaurant on 33rd floor

The Shard, London 4th July 2015

  • An oven fire broke out on the 33rd floor of The Shard this morning
  • Around 100 customers were evacuated from restaurants in landmark
  • Seven fire engines and 35 fire officers attended the scene in Southwark
  • Fire was put out by restaurant’s sprinkler system and there were no injuries

Fire-fighters from LFB were called at 11:12 on Tuesday 4th August to a small oven fire in a restaurant at the Shard on St Thomas Street in Southwark this morning.

The oven ...

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Sprinkler save at Glasgow Shopping Centre 24th July 2015

Scottish F&RS reports that at 04:55 hours on Friday 24th July, they received a call to a report of fire on the first floor at a 20m x15m mobile phone retail outlet in the Forge Shopping Centre, Gallowgate, Glasgow.

Initial investigations appear to point to the seat of the fire being a lap top computer which had been leftfire-sprinkler on. An attendance of 3 pumping appliances was despatched and 4 ...

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Training & Qualifications

BAFSA Achieves a First….

The qualification content, funded and developed by BAFSA and its members, covers health & safety, knowledge of the fire sprinkler industry, relationship building and communication, understanding how to manage own resources, maintaining compliance and dealing with non-compliance, installation and final handover procedures.

Mike Green, Vice Chair of BAFSA, and Chair of the Skills & Development Committee which oversaw the development of this first qualification comments: ‘The dedication and hard work of the team who have developed ...

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BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems

New Standard Specifies Minimum Level of Education Required in Fire Safety Services

Will you be able to meet this standard?

A new standard has just been published – but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.  Instead, the new standard, EN 16763 ‘Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems’ focuses purely on service delivery. It has been almost five years in the making, but ...

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BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems

A fire-safety standard that defines ‘Competence’

A new fire standard has just been published, but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.

Instead, the new standard, EN 16763 ‘Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems’, focuses purely on service delivery.

It has been almost five years in the making, but the new standard explores every part of the service – from planning, through to design, ...

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Yearly Hazard Reviews – BS EN12845 and the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installation.

Yearly Hazard Reviews

TB203.3.2.2         Review of hazard

The effect of any changes of structure, occupancy, storage configuration, heating, lighting or equipment of a building or hazard classification or installation design shall be identified in order that the appropriate corrective action may be taken immediately.

The review shall be carried out by one of the following procedures:

  • an inspection by a competent person, for example by an engineer from a sprinkler contractor; or
  • the ...
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Environmental Agency – Fire prevention: environmental permits – November 2016

Guidance

Fire prevention plans: environmental permits

Updated 9 November 2016

  1. Suppressing fires

If you store waste in a building, you must install a fire suppression system. This system should be proportionate to the nature and scale of waste management activities you carry out and the associated risks.

Your system needs to enable a fire to be extinguished within 4 hours. When deciding what type of system to install you need to take into account that:

  • the fire and rescue service may not be ...
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Quantity surveyors fight back over payment rows

Quantity surveyors have been hitting back following a series of stories about cash battles with subcontractors.

Recent Enquirer stories about a “new breed” of aggressive QS have sparked huge industry interest – they have been read more than 50,000 times and shared thousands of times on social media.

Subcontractors have been highlighting their payment horror stories.

But the QS profession is also keen to make its voice heard.

One said: “There’s always two ...

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Opinion: Time to call off the QS cash vampires

The Enquirer has been inundated with horror stories from subcontractors in the wake of our report last week on a new breed of aggressive quantity surveyors employed by main contractors.

Specialists feel they are still being bullied despite years of well-intentioned talk about partnering and looking after supply chains.

As one subcontractor said: “A lot of major firms make all the right noises about looking after the supply chain but then let ...

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Subbies under attack from new breed of aggressive QS

Subbies are coming under pressure on site from a new breed of “super aggressive” quantity surveyors employed by main contractors

A number of specialists have been in touch with the Enquirer to voice their concerns over deteriorating relationships

One said: “It’s like these QSs are making bonuses on the back of how much they can scalp off us.

“It’s pretty depressing at the moment. There’s certainly a new breed of younger QS who are drilled by ...

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Queens Street Accommodation

FDS are pleased to be working alongside Emtec Group Ltd on the new student accommodation block in Exeter. This project comes on the back for the Exeter Cricket fields project fished last august for the same end user.

FDS scope of works is to provide sprinkler protection to each of the 132 student accommodation rooms form a boosted domestic water supply by others. We will also be installing the new dry riser to the building.

From receipt of the order 4th January 2017 ...

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Devon County Council SSE Contracting Replacement Pumps and Tanks

Devon County Council SSE Contracting Replacement Pumps and Tanks

  • Contract Value – £200k
  • Contract Length – 10 weeks
  • Hazard Class – OH-3
  • Water Supplies – New Diesel and Electrical driven Fire pumps plus 170m3 sprinkler tank

The existing building was built in the late 70s and the sprinkler system installed was to a high hazard standard. The current owner/ tenants were looking at updating the water supplies due to the repairs required to the existing fire pumps and sprinkler tanks.

FDS were called in to provide ...

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