Protecting your business from fire
You can be reassured that we are BAFE accredited (SP203-1) and offer a full design, installation, maintenance and 24hr monitoring service to businesses of all sizes.
Houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) fall under the same regulations as business, and we are experienced in providing Landlords with effective solutions to ensure that you comply with Fire regulations.
As from October 2006, fire risk assessments are a legal requirement for all UK businesses and organisations, to ascertain whether they conform to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
You and the Fire Act
The legal requirement is that each organisation must nominate an individual as the 'responsible person'. It is then the duty of the responsible person to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to eliminate the risk of fire on the premises and to ensure the safety of workers and visitors to the premises. Since the Fire Act became effective in early 2011, responsibility for fire alarm systems has shifted from the local Fire Officer to the designated responsible person at any commercial premises where five or more people are employed. In the case of an HMO, the responsible person would be the Landlord or managing agent.Find out more
Your Fire Alarm
We will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing risks and preventative measures. Our surveyors are FIA (Fire Industry Association) trained to provide fire risk surveys of commercial premises to ensure adequate protection against fire and loss of life and all of our engineers have certificated training in installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
Fire alarm systems must be installed to the current BS5839 standard, which focuses on the protection of people before property. BS5839 stipulates minimum numbers of smoke alarm detectors, and manual call points that should be installed in all commercial premises across the UK.
Takeover of Fire Alarm Systems
We can take over most fire alarm systems, once we have confirmed that these systems are compliant with fire regulations. We can take over non-compliant systems but will record our findings of variations to the standard.
We offer a free, no obligation assessment of your existing system
We offer you a comprehensive maintenance contract on your fire alarm system, with regular maintenance checks to ensure that your staff and business are safe, and that you meet all the legislation to make you compliant with the Fire Safety Reform Act.
Monitoring and Response
The monitoring of a fire alarm is crucial to ensure a quick response to any fire or fault situations that could harm life or property. It may possible to link your fire alarm system to your intruder alarm system to enable monitoring. However, if this is not possible, we can arrange separate monitoring of the system to our NACOSS Gold alarm receiving centre.
We firmly believe that effective monitoring should be seen as a necessity to any person assessing their fire or security requirements.
The services Astron provide have been nothing less than first-class; they turn urgent requests for advice into tailored solutions including the review of options and alternatives with cost and qualitative appraisals.
The agreed solutions have been implemented on a fast-track basis including the provision of training on the use of the software and ongoing customer care.
Paul Lowndes – Project Director
Gravity - Former BAE Systems Site
We committed ourselves to Astron to install both fire and intruder systems as they seemed very professional. On appointing Astron they quickly set the wheels in motion to install the systems. Simon was very professional in his approach with timescales, and would always update me on the progress of the fit.
Astron has also provided outstanding after care when we have asked various questions about testing the system etc. I would highly recommend Astron to anyone.
SK Horsewell – Operations Manager
Horizon Geosciences Ltd
It is a pleasure to work with a professional company such as Astron, the team provide exceptional service and management of our fire & security systems ensuring continued
compliance and operation.
Ian MacBeth MIWFM – Facilities Manager Hinkley and Sedgmoor
John West (Contractors) Ltd FM
Astron have provided an excellent and professional service, delivering what they say when they say, on time, on budget and with minimal disruption to our guests.
Tim Jones – CEO
Host - Hinkley and Sedgmoor Accomodation
We would highly recommend Astron. They have been professional and friendly at all times. They get the job done and respond immediately to feedback.
The police have caught 4 different people on the basis of the CCTV.
Anna Swift – Manager
The Bristolian Cafe
Astron have carried out major system installs, small additions to existing set ups, and fault finding. Their annual servicing is very thorough, any faults are discussed, and solutions agreed with the engineer.
They are open and informative at every stage of the install and their engineers are dedicated and very professional. The work was completed in a timely manner and to a very high standard.
Darren Hill – Health, Safety and Projects Director
Arthur David Food with Service
Having recently updated our alarm system with Astron we couldn’t be happier. The customer support during and after installation has been fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and all our queries – no matter how small – are answered quickly.
Ella C – Homeowner
I am writing to say how pleased we are with the recent installation and upgrade of CCTV cameras to our offices.
It was all handled thoroughly and very efficiently by excellent, friendly, polite and professional engineers. They are a credit to your company.
RA – Director
Bristol and London PLC
The new automatic door you fitted to the main entrance of our building is brilliant. In a building of 50+ apartments there is inevitably a variety of handicapped residents and visitors. The remote control makes such a difference and I can now gain easy access.
JP – Resident
A recent installation was completed very satisfactorily, to time and within budget. The advice and professionalism shown by Astron Fire and Security personnel was exemplary.
The team worked in a flexible way to accommodate our office and business needs and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Howard Cox – Facilities Operations Officer
Department for Environment, Food and Rural
We are exceptionally happy with Astron’s performance and the work
that has been carried out
Simon Ridge – Head of Estates
We the Curious
Our fire alarm Clients vary from residential to large business, schools and churches. Our Clients include: