Earlier this year we were asked to provide a quote to supply and install a Monitored Fire Alarm system at The Royal Oak, an iconic pub in the heart of Castor Village since the 1700s.
We highlighted the requirement of an L2 System. The landlord agreed and requested we return to carry out the installation.
A BS5839 Classification L2 System should include automatic fire detection on all escape routes and rooms leading onto escape routes. An L2 system can also include additional areas deemed as a high risk not included in the escape routes and adjoining rooms, such as boiler houses.
These high-risk areas can be identified from a fire risk assessment carried out by someone trained to do so. The sounders in the building should be according to the description in the BS5839 Category L1 description as above. A step down from the L1 classification, the L2 system is designed to give occupants as much time as possible to get to escape routes before they inhale smoke.
As per BS5839, we installed 25 automatic fire detection devices and 3 manual call points throughout the property covering all escape routes and high-risk areas. We were very conscious of preserving the pub’s character and décor and tried our best to keep exposed cable to a minimum, unfortunately, this was not possible in all areas.
Most importantly the landlord is pleased with our work, as are we.
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