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WELCOME THE 1ST CHOICE FOR FIRE SAFETY RES covers the South, South East, London and Central England. Our customer base ranges from residential properties and small businesses to multinational companies, hospital trusts, independent schools, LEA schools, colleges and councils. RES prides itself on continually striving to make complying with British Standards as straight forward and practical as possible for all of our customers needs whilst minimising costs. We pride ourselves on being able to develop fire safety solutions for our customers from start to finish.

QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE RES are BSI, BAFE and FIA registered. Our engineers are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) cleared. Servicing and maintenance works are carried out to the highest standard and together with our equipment location lists and advisory service to current British Standards, we continually offer our customers a premium service at a competitive price.



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FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS RES provides a complete fire detection and alarm system design, installation and commissioning service, ensuring your premises are compliant to British Standards (BS5839 Pt1). A wide range of FDAS equipment is available and we specialise in providing solutions for any type of premises and its use. The types of equipment recommended may include the following products: • All fire alarm systems will include manual call points that allow people to raise a fire alarm, commonly known as “break glass” units. • Point detectors are designed to detect one or more of the four characteristics of fire; heat, smoke, combustion gas (i.e. carbon monoxide), or radiation (i.e. infra-red). • Multi-sensor detectors combine detector technology to improve the detection characteristics and reject false alarms. • Optical beam detectors provide economical and effective protection of large, open plan spaces where the use of traditional detection technologies would prove to be difficult and/or costly to install. • Line type heat detectors are used in large industrial spaces such as tunnels or car parks with adverse environmental conditions.



Design, installation and commissioning Servicing and maintenance Additional works Fault finding and repairs Regular checks

• Aspirating fire detection is a specialised system where air samples are taken to a sensitive central detector through a network of small pipes. • Wireless fire alarm systems are available which provide solutions where wired installations are not suitable.

EMERGENCY LIGHTING Emergency lighting and guidance lighting are essential for the safety of building occupants where a sudden loss of light would prevent safe passage from the premises. TYPES OF EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEMS: Non-maintained – lamp only illuminates in the event of mains failure to the luminaire. Maintained – allow the emergency lamp to be operated at any time from the local supply to provide normal lighting but in the event of a power failure to the luminaire, it will illuminate the lamp from its dedicated battery back up power source. Combined – multi-lamp luminaires where the emergency lamp can be operated in a non maintained or a maintained mode. The required operating duration for emergency lighting varies according to the use of the building and can vary from a minimum of one hour to three hours depending on the requirements of the building or the activities taking place within the premises. EMERGENCY LIGHTING TESTING British Standard 5266: Part 8 requires that installed emergency lighting systems shall have continued maintenance and periodic testing carried out, as defined in the standard. In practice, the emergency luminaires must be functionally tested every month and for their full rated duration annually.


Installation & commissioning Inspection and testing Fault finding and repairs Regular checks

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The purpose of this periodic testing is to ensure the satisfactory operation of each emergency luminaire, to establish that the light output from each luminaire is sufficient, and ultimately that the system is still fit for purpose and that it corresponds with the requirements of the standards. For safety reasons, the standards advise that the emergency lighting testing should be carried out at times of least risk to the buildings occupants or if possible, when the premises are unoccupied or in unoccupied portions of those premises.


FIRE DOORS Effective fire-resisting doors are vital to ensure occupants are able to evacuate to a safe place. Correctly specified and installed doors will hold back fire and smoke, preventing escape routes becoming unusable as well as preventing the spread of fire. Fire Door Construction Most internal doors are constructed of timber. These will give some limited protection against fire spread, but only a purpose-built fire-resisting door that has been tested to an approved standard will provide the necessary protection. Metal fire-resisting doors are also available and specific guidance for these follows. All fireresisting doors are rated by their performance when tested to an appropriate standard. The level of protection provided by the door is measured, primarily by determining the time taken for a fire to breach the integrity of the door assembly, together with its resistance to the passage of hot gases and flame. It may be possible to upgrade the fire resistance of existing doors. Additional notes and guidance is available on Glazing, Hinges and Self Closing doors and devices from RES. We have all seen or done it before! A fire door wedged open on a hot sunny day or the fire door propped open so that people can easily pass, however premises can be fined and it is dangerous to do this, in fact it is a direct contravention of Fire Safety regulations in the UK. In the event of a fire, this hazardous practice will result in the fire spreading quicker, causing more damage and putting people’s lives at risk.



Fire door installation Fire door inspections and maintenance Fire door repairs Fire door guidance, advice and training

Our team of engineers can install a variety of fire doors to meet your requirements as well as door inspections, maintenance and repairs. RES are FIRAS Certified for Timber Fire Doors.

FIRE STOPPING RES provides expert Fire Stopping services and advice as part of our Passive Fire Protection solutions to ensure that building gaps and voids are sealed and fire resistant. FIRE STOPPING “Fire Stopping” is the sealing of openings or gaps to prevent fire, smoke and heat from passing through multiple building spaces. Any openings or gaps should be sealed to restrict the lateral or vertical fire spread. The selection and installation of the correct fire stopping products is essential to prevent smoke and heat from a fire spreading through a building. LEGISLATION FOR FIRE STOPPING Principle Control of Fire Spread and limitation of damage is principally achieved through compartmentation of a building. These compartments are bounded by fire resisting elements:• Walls • Floors • Ceilings

OUR FIRE STOPPING SERVICES • Fire stopping installation • Fire stopping repairs & maintenance • Fire stopping guidance, advice and training

Fire resisting elements are often breached to permit access for services or functional joints:• Cables • Pipes • Ventilation systems • Gaps between fire resisting elements and around the penetrations must be sealed so that the fire integrity of the fire – resisting element is maintained. RES are FIRAS certfied for Penetration Sealing.

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FIRE SAFETY SIGNAGE Fire safety signage is an integral part of building fire protection measures and help to ensure that all occupants are clearly informed in the event of an emergency. TYPES OF FIRE SAFETY SIGNS

MANDATORY SIGNS These are circular blue signs which must be obeyed as a legal requirement. SAFE CONDITION SIGNS These are rectangular green signs which provide the direction such as Exits and Fire Exits and or location of safety equipment, such as first aid kits and breathing apparatus. FIRE FIGHTING SIGNS These are red signs to indicate the location of fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire alarm call points and fire brigade equipment.

OUR FIRE SAFETY SIGNAGE SERVICES • Signage sales • Signage installation • Signage guidance, advice and training


WARNING SIGNS These are triangular yellow signs and warn of potential risks such as flamable liquids, gas and chemicals etc. PROHIBITION SIGNS These are circular red signs with crossbars that forbid certain actions that could be dangerous such as No Smoking, No Admittance. There are also SUPPLEMENTARY SIGNS which are rectangular in Green, Red, Yellow such as directional arrows. RES provide an extensive range of JALITE photoluminescent fire safety signs and fire safety signage solutions that are designed to conform to British and International Standards.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FIRE EXTINGUISHER SALES RES provides a comprehensive range of new fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher accessories to meet all your requirements. All new fire extinguishers are manufactured to European Standard EN3 and guaranteed for five years by the manufacturer. Quantity and payment on delivery discounts are available. FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICING RES specialises in the service of portable fire extinguishers, hose reels, trolley units and fire blankets in accordance with British Standards and Amendments. All work is certified by our BAFE registered technicians. Detailed location lists and budgeting/fixed price maintenance is all part of the service. FIRE EXTINGUISHER REFILLS All makes and types of fire extinguishers can be refilled at your premises or at our workshop from 8am-5pm, 5 -days-a-week by our trained engineers and fully equipped service vans. FIRE EXTINGUISHER HIRE


Sales Servicing Refills Hire 24 Hour Call Outs

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We can provide the short-term hire of fire extinguishers and stands for up to six months. 24 HOUR CALL OUTS One engineer from our qualified and experienced team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide quick and reliable coverage to all of our customers.


FIRE SAFETY TRAINING Our experienced trainers offer a range of courses to suit your requirements. COURSE 1. HANDS-ON PRACTICAL EXTINGUISHER TRAINING We offer basic training on your premises’ relevant fire extinguishers, by way of a talk and a quick demonstration of each piece of equipment in a suitable location. COURSE 2. FIRE AWARENESS TRAINING (Includes Course 1) Our Fire Safety Awareness course is suitable for all members of staff and includes the following: • Action on discovering a fire • The RRFSO 2005 – The law, Fire Risk • Classification of fire Assessments and your duty of care • Types of extinguishers and their suitability • The Fire Triangle for specific fire risks • Causes of fire • British Standard/European fire safety • Fire Prevention and precaution measures signage legislation in your premises • Regular Daily and Weekly Fire Safety Checks • Questions and Answers Followed by a live fire practical training session in the use of Portable Extinguishers. COURSE 3. FIRE MARSHAL TRAINING (Includes Courses 1 & 2)

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As per the Fire Safety Awareness with “Hands on” Practical Extinguisher Training with the following additional content tailored to suit your fire marshalling and premises requirements and includes the following: • Fire Marshal / Fire Warden Duties • Record keeping and liaising with Enforcing Authorities • Human behaviour

• Emergency Procedures, Plans and Evacuation Procedures • Human behaviour • Reporting fire hazards

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS RES provide a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment service. OUR IN-HOUSE RESOURCES RES have in-house fire risk assessors supported by highly trained technicians and engineers in their fields of expertise as well as a number of specialist consultants all independently qualified as a ‘Competent Person’. This places RES in an enviable position of being able to provide practical and cost effective ‘fire safety engineering solutions‘ for our customers. THE LAW Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) – affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales. The RRFSO simplifies over 70 pieces of previous fire safety legislation and repealed Acts such as the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999). The objective of the new law is to reduce death, injury and damage caused by fire by placing the responsibility for fire safety on the employer or ‘Responsible Person’ for that building or premises. The main effect of the changes is a move towards greater emphasis on fire prevention and accountability. “RESPONSIBLE PERSON”


Fire risk assessments and ‘Competent Person’ reviews Fire safety audits Fire plans and emergency plans Fire consultancy advice

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Under the Fire Safety Order the ‘Responsible Person’ for each premises is required to carry out a fire risk assessment and take steps to reduce or remove fire risks. Businesses no longer need a fire certificate and fire certificates are no longer valid, Enforcing Authority Inspections will continue and evidence of the fire risk assessments will be required. The ‘Responsible Person’ is the person/s who owns or controls the business. This is also the owner of the property. If the two are different they must share responsibility and are obliged to co-operate. The Responsible Person can nominate a Competent Person to carry out an FRA on their behalf.


FIRE PLANS RES can provide a range of fire safety related plans for display and building fire document folders which meet the requirements of a premises Fire Risk Assessment as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. FIRE EVACUATION AND PROCEDURE PLANS These plans are produced in an A3 format tailored to suit the fire safety strategy of your building. With the buildings Fire Procedure clearly displayed on one side, and supporting information on the other, these plans are a valuable aid to evacuating a building. FIRE ESCAPE PLANS These plans are an integral feature of your buildings system of safety signs and play a vital role in your fire safety strategy. Installing fire escape plans gives you the information that you need, prior to an emergency, allowing for an effective evacuation of the building when an emergency occurs. FIRE EQUIPMENT PLANS We can provide a diagrammatic representation of the fire equipment and devices in your building. This will be a map that can show locations and addresses of the Fire Alarm, Detection, and Call Points, Fire Extinguishing Equipment and Fire Blankets, Emergency Lighting and Test Switches. FIRE ALARM ZONE PLANS A fire alarm system will be split into different zones to help identify where a fire may be or to help narrow down the point of origin of the alarm trigger to a certain area within a building.



Fire evacuation and procedure plans Fire escape plans Fire equipment plans Fire alarm zone plans Fire compartmentation plans Occupancy assessment plans

FIRE COMPARTMENTATION PLANS These plans are essential for the maintenance and preservation of the buildings passive fire protection measures in place such as solid compartment walls, fire related walls and fire doors. OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENT PLANS These plans are produced in conjunction with Occupancy Assessment carried out on small, medium and large places of assembly.

FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS RES can organise and co-ordinate servicing, maintenance, refilling, design and installation of all types of fixed fire-fighting systems permanently installed in buildings for the purpose of controlling, suppressing or extinguishing fires, by either automatic or manual discharge of a fire extinguishing medium. GASEOUS FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS Generally two types of gaseous fixed fire extinguishing systems are available for normally manned enclosures: • Oxygen reduction systems that use inert gases such as Argon, CO2, Nitrogen or a combination • Gaseous clean agent systems that cool and breakdown the chemical reactions in fire Oxygen reduction systems aim to prevent a fire occurring in a protected area. The oxygen level would usually be reduced to below 15Vol % content (normal air contains 20.9Vol %) but different oxygen levels are used for different applications. These systems are normally used in IT server rooms, archive storage areas, warehouse or cold stores, and laboratories. OTHER FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS


Design and installation Servicing Maintenance Refilling

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Foam and powder are two other fixed extinguishing systems that are available and will suit certain applications. Foam systems are used for areas where flammable liquids and/or plastics are handled and stored. Foam forms a blanket over the surface of flammable liquids to extinguish the fire. Foam may also be used to enhance watermist and waterspray systems.Typical applications include; flammable liquid hazards; storage tanks and bunds; warehousing (foam enhanced sprinklers); process areas (foam enhanced waterspray); machinery; aircraft hangers and flammable liquid transport. Powder fire protection systems are used in areas where ordinary combustibles, electrical hazards, flammable or combustible materials may be present but which are not normally occupied.


DRY RISERS AND HYDRANTS RES provide a total solution for your Dry Riser and Fire Hydrant needs, all delivered by our competent engineers using the latest testing appliances and equipment. DRY RISERS A Dry Riser is a system of pipes and valves installed in tall buildings or building with restricted access that enables the fire brigade to pump water to specific predetermined points within the building. Dry Riser systems have an “inlet” valve typically located outside the building at ground level in a lockable box with wired glass. It is at this point the fire brigade would connect their water supply and pump it into the building, connecting a hose to an “outlet” valve at the required level to fight a fire. HYDRANTS A private underground fire hydrant is connected to the mains water supply and located on private property – typically large premises and estates. They should be easily identified by a yellow “H” sign and yellow hydrant cover with “FH” moulded into its cover.

OUR DRY RISER AND FIRE HYDRANT SERVICES • Dry riser testing and maintenance • Fire hydrant testing and maintenance


A Fire Hydrant is typically used by the fire brigade to replenish fire tender water tanks and for direct feed via a standpipe to flat lay hoses used by the fire brigade to tackle a fire. BS 9990:2015 requires Hydrants to undergo an annual test and inspection and a 6 monthly inspection by a competent person to ensure the hydrant remains ready and in a working condition for brigade use. RES can undertake all aspects of Fire Hydrant and associated equipment (brigade fittings, flat lay hoses etc) testing and maintenance works to British Standards using our own competent engineers and Fire Hydrant testing equipment.

DISABLED REFUGE SYSTEMS Building regulations state that new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide refuge areas for people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts. RES can supply and install disabled refuge systems that provide effective emergency voice communication in the event of a fire. SAFE REFUGE Disabled refuge systems are designed to enable people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts to be able to call for assistance in the event of a fire. RES can install BS5839-9 compliant Emergency voice communication systems to nondomestic premises such as schools, offices and hospitals. CALL OUTSTATIONS Emergency call outstations are installed in dedicated refuge areas and are connected to a master control panel. From the outstation you can call the control panel and speak to emergency personnel. Emergency call outstations can be provided in green, red or silver and provide two way hands free speech at the touch of a button. MASTER CONTROLLER PANEL

OUR DISABLED REFUGE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS • Emergency voice system installation • Emergency voice system servicing, maintenance and inspection • Disabled refuge signage

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Master control panels can take up to 4 or 8 lines from call outstations and are usually located in a building control room, lobby or fire services access point. The emergency services or building personnel would answer the phone and be able to communicate with the person at the call outstation. Each outstation is identifiable by refuge area number which would be marked on the building Fire Plan. Additional master control panels can also be added.


SMOKE VENTILATION SYSTEMS Smoke control and ventilation systems vent smoke out of a building in the event of a fire and are used in residential, commercial, healthcare or educational premises. NATURAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS Natural ventilation systems utilise windows, vents and automatic opening vents (AOVs) and are a primary system used in UK Building Regulations. Smoke Control and Ventilation Systems are an effective solution that vents smoke away from common areas, corridors, lobbies, stair cases and safety routes. In the event of a fire, smoke detectors will activate the natural smoke venting system on each specific floor at a time. HOW IT WORKS: In the event of a fire, smoke detectors activate the smoke ventilation system including automatic opening vents (AOVs), dome actuators, shafts and windows. • A natural flow of air enters the building • Hot air and smoke are forced out of the building • A safe means of escape is created DESIGN AND COMMISSIONING



Design and installation Repair and/or upgrading of existing systems Regular checks Servicing and maintenance

Our expert systems engineers can design and commission an effective Smoke Control and Ventilation System for your premises in accordance with UK Building Regulations which governs the design, installation and performance of Smoke Ventilation systems. For more specialised mechanical extraction and pressurisation systems we work with systems manufacturers and accredited service and maintenance providers to ensure the systems are fully compliant to standards and manufacturers guidance and recommendations.


British Standard Institute (BSI)

The Fire Protection Association

RES are British Standards Institute registered firm to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

RES are a BSI Kitemark Licenced Fire Alarm Installers. Licensee Number: KM 58090

HAES Systems

Hyfire Authorised Partner

JALITE Authorised Distributor

RES are a Hyfire Authorised Partner. Hyfire offer innovative and technically advanced wireless systems.

RES are an authorised Distributor of the JALITE range of photoluminescent safety products.

RES are now recognised as an approved HAES Partner. HAES are one of the leading independent UK manufacturers of fire detection and alarm equipment.


BS 5306 Part 3 Portable Extinguisher Maintenance

FS 23010

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BAFE BS 5306 Part 3 Portable Extinguisher Maintenance Promoting Quality in Fire Safety, RES are a BAFE registered company and operate the BAFE registered Technicians scheme for extinguisher engineers.

BAFE SP 203 Part 1 Modular Scheme Promoting Quality in Fire Safety, RES is a BAFE registered company and operate the BAFE registered Technicians scheme for extinguisher engineers.

EMS Installers RES are EMS Wireless and Hybrid Fire Detection installers

CHAS – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme




Fire Industry Association

FIRAS Passive Fire Certification

RES are members of the FIA which is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry.

FIRAS is the mark of endorsement of competency in the installation of products and systems, vital for achieving the protection required.

The British Fire Consortium

Institute of Fire Safety Managers

The Fire Protection Association

RES are members of The British Fire Consortium, a national network of professional fire companies.

Stephen Flint, John Day and Johnny Adey are members of of the IFSM.

RES are members of the Fire Protection Association, the FPA.

RES are an accredited Contractor with CHAS, the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme


CASE STUDY: SCHOOL FIRE HYDRANT TESTING CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT RES has been providing a local prestiguous independent school in Berkshire with a range of fire protection services over the past decade for their Estates and Works department, including the annual servicing and pre term inspections of fire extinguishers including fire safety signage and fire hydrant testing. We also work closely with the Health, Safety and Fire manager carrying out Fire Risk Assessments, providing consultancy and fire safety training. FIRE HYDRANT TESTING As part of our schedule of works, we carry out the periodic inspection of the college Fire Hydrants (which must be done every 6 months) in accordance with BS 9990 : 2015 Non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buldings Code of Practice. By using the “TSI Digital Flowmaster 250�, the latest digital flow testing equipment available, our engineers are able to digitally record a fire hydrants water pressure and the flow rate reading to a 98% accuracy. Our engineers annually use the test equipment on all fire hydrants across the site measuring flow and pressure and comparing the readings on information previously recorded on our equipment asset / location lists. Any hydrant leaks, defects or issues with the water main are reported immediately to the Estates and Works department. As part of our fire hydrant services, we work with a water main contractor who specialise in replacing hydrant valves and the installation of new ones. OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT The latest equipment we use enables our engineers to provide an efficient and more reliable test environment than that of a traditional hydrant test equipment. Our investment in this technology is part of our ongoing commitment to customer service and maintaining a high quality of work.


CASE STUDY: SCHOOL FIRE EXTINGUISHER EQUIPMENT CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT Our customer was transitioning from temporary buildings to new school buildings and asked RES to provide extinguisher sales, installation, servicing and additional fire safety equipment for both the new and old sites. OUR SOLUTION RES provided a comprehensive proposal to cover all the necessary fire extinguisher equipment for the new school buildings. RES also provided an audit of existing fire extinguishers from the temporary buildings so that they could be re-instated on the new site. The Wren School is now a modern Secondary education establishment catering for over 1000 students. It comprises of a sports hall and two L shaped buildings containing classrooms, laboratories, offices, restaurant/cafe and a theatre. In total, over 50 new extinguishers were commissioned around the site as well as fire action signs, extinguisher stands, fire blankets and fire evacuation chairs on the stairwells. RESULT

“RES helped us to stay safe whilst the development was underway and then continued to provide excellent service in our new home�

RES has provided a competitive, comprehensive and compliant extinguisher equipment service for this new school and will continue to ensure total fire protection is provided by carrying out annual fire extinguisher servicing.

Cary Stubbs, Senior Caretaker, The Wren School

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THE 1ST CHOICE FOR FIRE SAFETY • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems • Emergency Lighting • Fire Doors • Fire Stopping • Fire Safety Signage •...

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THE 1ST CHOICE FOR FIRE SAFETY • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems • Emergency Lighting • Fire Doors • Fire Stopping • Fire Safety Signage •...