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RES Office Closure for Christmas and New Year

RES Office Closure for Christmas and New Year

The RES Offices will close from mid-day pm 22nd December 2023 and re- open on 2nd January 2024.

24 Hour Call Outs are Not Affected.

Wishing all our Customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

It’s Fire Door Safety Week 2023

DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO FIREDOOR REGULATIONS.

25-29 September 2023

This week sees the 10th Annual Fire Door Safety Week, run by the British Woodworking Federation

“The British Woodworking Federation’s Fire Door Safety Week aims to raise the awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property in the unfortunate event of a fire.”

“Everyone plays their part in ensuring a fire door performs as it should in the tragic event of a fire, from the manufacturer through to the building users, and knowing what to look out for and what to do if you spot a problem might just save a life.

FREE EVENTS AND TOOLKITS

Fire Door Safety Week 2023 Events

Monday 25th September 2023

10.00am – 11.00am

Kevin Underwood – BWF Technical Director

Title:  The review of BS 8214: 2016, Timber Based Fire Door Assemblies – Code of Practice


Tuesday 26th September 2023

10.30am – 11.30am

Ashley Mather – Senior Fire Engineer, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)

Title: Fire doors in Residential Buildings: regulation and compliance


Wednesday 27th September 2023

10.30am – 11.30am

Andrew Sayer – Lead Assessor Fire Door Inspection Service (FDIS)

Title: The top 5 things you need to know about fire door inspections.

Register Here 


Campaign Info Pages

FDSW23 Recognise it, Report it

The theme for this year’s campaign, which runs from 25 – 29 September, is ‘Recognise it, Report it’ and aims to help people spot problems with faulty doors so they can be reported, then repaired or replaced.

https://www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/fdsw23-recognise-it-report-it/

Our Fire Door Services

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 Installation
  • – Fire Door Inspections and Maintenance
  • – Fire Door Repairs

British Woodworking Federation Campaign Video

Premises Fire Safety Signage for Occupants

Premises Fire Safety Signage for Occupants

Common Questions

Common questions often asked are ‘what fire signs does my premises require? and ‘why do we require so many signs?’

Fire safety signs are designed to warn building occupants of any fire hazards, provide information on fire safety equipment and procedures, and give concise instructions about the actions all occupants at anytime should take in the event of a fire. Installing and maintaining fire safety signs is not only essential to saving lives and protecting property, but is also a legal requirement.

Responsible Person

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 outlines the types of fire signs, their placement, and the importance of maintenance, while the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 requires the Responsible Person to take responsibility for fire safety within commercial premises.

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which came into effect in England from 23 January 2023 made it a legal requirement for way finding signs to be installed in all high-rise residential buildings in England, including clear markings identifying floor and individual flat numbers to assist the Fire and Rescue Service.

So which fire safety signs does your premises need ?

There are several types of fire safety signs. Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment, as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, should ultimately determine which signs are essential for your premises.

  • Fire exit signs highlight the safest evacuation route and nearest emergency exit of a building.
  • – Fire door signs provide mandatory instructions to ensure effectiveness.
  • – Fire alarm signs highlight the nearest fire alarm and provide information regarding its activation.
  • – Emergency door operation signs offer simple instructions on how to operate emergency exit doors.
  • – Stairway and floor level identification signs enable occupants of multi-storey high-rise buildings to accurately and quickly inform Fire and Rescue Services of the location of a fire and assist firefighters in navigating their way around the building.
  • – Fire assembly point signs show where a building’s assembly point is located to enable evacuees to report to their designated point and identify any missing persons quickly.
  • – Fire extinguisher signs indicate the position and type of extinguishers present in a premises, show the classes of fire they can be used on and how to operate them safely, and help identify any missing extinguishers that need replacing.
  • – Fire equipment signs ensure that equipment is present, and correctly and clearly identified (where provided) to enable firefighters to gain immediate access to facilities such as rising main outlets on arrival at the scene of a fire.
  • – Fire safety notices reinforce important messages of life safety arrangements to occupants.
  • – Fire action notice signs include step-by-step instructions for occupants to follow in the event of a fire.
  • – Hazard signs identify the location of potential hazardous materials or environments.

Further Details and Information

In the event of a fire, smoke and power outages can reduce sign visibility. Photoluminescent signs which function without the need for any additional illumination help maintain their visibility.

RES FIRE supplies high quality, affordable internal and external fire safety signage in a range of different formats and sizes to ensure your premises is compliant.

For further details on fire safety signage audits and maintenance or to ensure your premise emergency escape/exit lighting is fit for purpose please call RES FIRE on 0800 731 0727

For HM Government Wayfinding Regulations go to:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-england-regulations-2022/fact-sheet-wayfinding-signage-regulation-8

Article Originally Published by the FIA

New fire safety guidance comes into force on 1 October 2023

In addition to the new Regulations that came into force on 23rd January 2023 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-england-regulations-2022/fact-sheet-overview further new fire safety guidance comes into force on 1st October 2023.

The new Regulations will improve cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons (RPs), increase requirements in relation to the recording and sharing of fire safety information, make it easier for enforcement authorities to act against non-compliance, and ensure residents have access to comprehensive information about fire safety in their building.

GOV.UK published the following news storey 30th March 2023 concerning the new guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-fire-safety-guidance-comes-into-force-on-1-october-2023 Commencement regulations for new fire safety legal provisions within section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 have been laid in Parliament.

Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) makes a number of amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to improve fire safety in all buildings regulated by the FSO. These improvements form Phase 3 of the Home Office’s fire safety reform programme, building on Phase 1 (the Fire Safety Act 2021) and Phase 2 (the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022).

Phase 3 further strengthens fire safety in all FSO regulated premises by:

  • – improving cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons (RPs)
  • – increasing requirements in relation to the recording and sharing of fire safety information thus creating a continual record throughout a building’s lifespan
  • – making it easier for enforcement authorities to take action against non-compliance
  • – ensuring residents have access to comprehensive information about fire safety in their building

GOV.UK are not at this stage commencing a requirement for RPs to ensure that anyone they appoint to do a fire risk assessment is competent. GOV.UK are actively working with the sector to develop a robust roll out plan and will provide more information on this in the coming months.

Guidance to support RPs in understanding and meeting these new requirements will be published before they come into force.

Three new fire safety guides have been published 30th March 2023 on small non-domestic premises, small blocks of flats and for small sleeping accommodation. These replace the old short guides to making your premises safe from fire. GOV.UK have also published and updated the fire risk assessment checklist.

Source: GOV.UK

Experienced Fire Alarm Engineer Wanted

Job Description:

Experienced Fire Alarm Technician

We are seeking an experienced fire detection and alarm systems service and maintenance technician looking for a new career opportunity.

Come and join a successful and well-established Fire Protection Company – RES Systems Ltd centrally based in the south of the UK.

Hours of work: 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Overtime available.

Location: Primarily the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Essex and Kent and London.

Salary: Dependant on experience.

Benefits: Company vehicle, fuel card, mobile phone, uniform, and all necessary tools. A company pension scheme and private healthcare is in operation. Four weeks annual leave (plus bank holidays).

Role Responsibilities:

– Service and maintenance of conventional and addressable systems and modification works to relevant British Standards and guidance documents.

– You will be required to undertake commissioning, small works, emergency light testing and repairs for a wide variety of sites such as residential buildings, schools, and commercial premises.

– You will be required to deal with call outs on a rota basis and out of hours work.

– Ensure company policies, procedures, and standards are in place and adhered to.

– Completion of mandatory paperwork via a customer management system.

The successful candidate:

– You will be able demonstrate recent relevant experience of fire alarm systems.

– Proven knowledge on relevant fire industry British Standards.

– Pass enhanced security checks required by our clients.

– Hold a full and clean UK driving licence.

– Undergo regular CPD and training.

All applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK.

RES are an equal opportunities employer.

Please respond with your CV and a short covering letter about why you are applying for the role.

Application question(s):

  • What salary are you seeking?
  • What are you looking for in terms of career development?

CLOSE OF PLAY, APPLICATION DEADLINE 29th SEPTEMBER 2023

Please email richard@resfire.co.uk

RES Proudly Sponsors Reading YMCA FC

RES Proudly Sponsors Reading YMCA Football Club

RES is now the Principal Sponsor of Reading YMCA Football Club.

Founded in 1896, the club has a rich history of wins and trophies including success in the Thames Valley Premier League.

RES has been a sponsor of local grassroots football for a number of years.

We look forward to following, supporting, and working with Reading YMCA Football club in the coming seasons.

Visit the Reading YMCA FC Website for more information on the club and upcoming matches

YMCA FC Kit 2023

RES is rebranding

RES is rebranding

You may have noticed that RES are currently implementing a rebrand to bring you a bolder, more colourful identity incorporating a new URL to complement the overall strategy. Over the coming months we will be introducing our branding update to our stationery, online presence and vehicle livery.

Our new logo

Our new logo has been designed to signify what RES does, protecting people and property in the event of a fire.

Founded in 1985, RES has grown from servicing and maintaining portable fire protection and fire brigade equipment and gradually expanded into fire safety systems and measures protecting people and property. This has become our new strapline “Protecting People and Property Since 1985”.

To complement the logo, our new service icons help to signify how we can help our customers achieve greater fire safety compliance. From Fire Detection and Alarm Systems to Fire Plans, RES delivers a broad range of fire protection services backed up with the experience and expertise to deliver.

Change of website and email addresses

Along with the logo change, our URL extinguishers.co.uk now redirects to resfire.co.uk

Our email addresses will also be changing in due course are rebranding– e.g., sales@extinguishers.co.uk will become sales@resfire.co.uk

We hope you like the changes we are making, and we look forward to continuing to work with all our customers.