Fire Protection

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Fire Protection

Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting

Legal Requirements

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which came into force in 2006, requires the "responsible person" for each building to carry out or commission from a competent person a Fire Risk Assessment to ensure that the general fire precautions within a particular building are fit for the purposes that that building is being currently put to.

Whether or not a Fire Alarm System is installed in your premises it is a legal requirement that a Risk Assessment is undertaken.

When you have assessed Fire Safety and carried out a Risk Assessment in your building you may wish to implement precautionary measures and either install (or upgrade an existing) a Fire Alarm System.


Drewlec Ltd has the expertise to design, install and commission a new fire alarm system and associated emergency lighting for your building. We use a wide variety of manufacturers and can tailor a solution for your particular needs and budget.

All Drewlec’s installations comply with BS 5839, 2013. This regulates the design, installation and maintenance of Fire Detection & Fire alarms.

Continued Compliance & Servicing

BS 5839 places a responsibility on the “Duty Holder” of the building to ensure that the fire alarm and emergency lighting system is properly tested, serviced and maintained.

Minimum test & check frequencies required by BS 5839 are:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Half yearly
  • Annually

Each system has specific requirements and checks should be recorded where necessary in a Fire Safety Log Book.

We maintain systems on approximately 300 sites throughout Dorset & Hampshire. Drewlec is accredited by BAFE and we can organise a servicing regime for your new or existing fire alarm & emergency light system within our servicing department. Our dedicated Service Co-Ordinator will pre-arrange service dates with you well in advance. Following our engineers visit any repairs to the system are notified to clients, carried out and the certificate is issued.