Firenso were invited to tender the project by Firenso were invited to tender the project by Hanover Building services, and in November 2015 were awarded the fire alarm systems element utilizing one of our unique M&E Smart Packages. The smart package was chosen so Firenso could guide the already highly skilled Hanover engineers and installers through the installation process.Firenso completed a series of key inspections and audits to check that the installation was progressing in accordance with the requirements of BS 5839-1 2013.
As the project evolved so did the requirements of the fire alarm system. Originally the system was only due to being installed to protect the common areas of the ground floor, lower ground floor and car park areas. However the decision was made by Hanover that the system would provide a far greater degree of protection if it was extended to linking in to the existing smoke extraction system, monitoring the status of the primary and secondary power supplies for the life safety equipment, monitoring the status of the domestic sprinkler flow switches, and providing an off-site signaling link via the alarm receiving centre.All of the above signals should be displayed upon 2 clear and concise firefighting indicator panels provided at both of the firefighting entrances.
Firenso quickly set to work in producing the design drawings for the commissioning of 2 bespoke panels to be manufactured by our panel manufacturers, and upon approval of these the panels were shipped to the site and installed by Hanover’s engineers.Commissioning of the relatively complex cause and effects were made easier by the powerful programming options within the SMS Sentri system. Response time from a change in the power supply status, to a change in the LED status was very quick –essential for providing reliable information to the fire and rescue service. Following the successful completion of the project, Firenso provided all the relevant certificates for the project (as part of the M&E Smart Package) and produced record drawings of the system. We were then contracted by the end client Barratt Residential Asset Management to undertake the maintenance of the systems.