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Nationwide Fire & Security

Maintenance & servicing

As a business owner or designated responsible person, just staying compliant can feel like a full time occupation. When you become a customer of Nationwide Fire & Security, we take this load from your shoulders and ensure that your fire, security and life safety systems are fully compliant and in working order. 

Our aim at Nationwide Fire & Security (UK) Ltd is to assist our clients with support to keep their sites compliant with current standards and to help train site staff to both understand their responsibilities under the RRO along with practical on site training of routine tests / maintenance of Fire & Life safety systems such as :

  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire dampers
  • Emergency lighting
  • Smoke vents
  • Dry/wet risers
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Disabled refuge & Assisted WC alarms
Reasons to choose Nationwide

Nationwide are proud to hold the highest of accreditations within the industry from the SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) and BSI (British standards institution) both of these are inspectorate bodies not just memberships, which means that our installations and maintenance records are regularly inspected and assessed against the latest standards.

Due to our large volume of contracts, we tend to keep a large amount of fire & security equipment in stock, ensuring that not only will we respond rapidly to a problem with your system, in most cases we will aim to have the problem fixed there and then without 'nipping out for some parts' leaving you stranded with no cover.

What we guarantee
  • Engineer response 24/7 365 days
  • Dedicated manned out of hours telephone line
  • Large stock of spare parts for most systems.
  • Latest technology employed using remote diagnostics to allow fast fault finding.
  • State of the art software and database to monitor routine servicing and false alarms.

Access Control Maintenance

With access control systems, regular servicing and maintenance can ensure that minor faults picked up during these inspections, are corrected before they cause serious problems for you as the building manager. 

We hold a lot of stock for most systems and regularly update this as and when our stores go down; ensuring that your repairs will be done in a timely manner. 

Fire alarm maintenance

Servicing of fire detection and alarm system should be carried out at a minimum of six monthly intervals. This is recommended in the British standard code of practice (BS 5839). On each service visit the following work should be carried out:

  1. Inspection of the log book entries since the last visit.
  2. Contact site manager on arrival
  3. Isolate brigade / central station link – if applicable.
  4. Isolate sounders on client’s instructions only.
  5. Isolate all output shutdown relays – as applicable including any extinguishant trigger.
  6. Isolate any links, which interlink to other systems i.e. building management alarms.
  7. Inspect and test the batteries for correct voltage and standby capacity and charge, batteries will be replaced at the end of the manufacturers specified shelf life in accordance with BS 5839 Part 1, 2017.
  8. Test the operation of the indicator panel, replace lamps where necessary. Clean panel front.
  9. Test and clean 50% of all smoke detectors, where less than 10 test 100% each visit.
  10. Visually inspect heat detectors for damage or other conditions such as a heavy coat of paint likely to impair their correct operation. Routine tests of operation of heat detectors should be carried out to confirm their correct operation. Wipe clean all devices.
  11. Inspect and test 50% of all manual call points, where less than 10 test 100% each visit.
  12. Check, where applicable, door release units for correct operation.
  13. Check, where applicable, any extension indicator lights.
  14. Test the external audible alarm where fitted to the system and test all other connected alarms.
  15. Inspect all panel termination and printed circuit boards for condition.
  16. Test at least once a year (with clients authority) all outputs and extinguishant actuator (electro/mechanical type only)
  17. If applicable, test the connection to the fire brigade and the correct operation of the receiving panel.
  18. Enter details of the service into site log book.
  19. Carry out inspection of all areas of premises, furnishings and equipment therein and highlight recommendations to maintain / improve efficiency of the system.
  20. Reinstate any disablements on the system.
  21. Leave with site manager after each service a test report as required under the British standard code of practice. If faults have been noted, enter on certificate.
  22. If taking over an existing system we would do a 100 % test and Provide you with a maintenance takeover report as required by BS5839 .

Disabled Toilet WC Alarm Systems

Disabled toilet WC call

Building regulations state that all non-domestic buildings should be fitted with a a well signposted disabled toilet and that each toilet needs to have a toilet alarm system in place.

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Emergency lighting

Emergency lighting testing and maintenance

We install, test and maintain all manner of emergency lighting systems  for compliance to BS 5266/BS EN 50172

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Working through Covid

Disabled refuge WC maintenance

We outline some of the technological advances helping facilities managers and employers to deal with the extra responsibilities which covid-19 legislation brings.

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Our Accreditations
  • BT Redcare
  • Kitemark
  • Fire Industry Association
  • BAFE Fire Safety Register
  • Paxton Access Registered Installer
  • Constructionline
  • CHAS Accredited Contractor
  • Gent 24 Approved Intaller