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Mainpoint is hiring!


Mainpoint is hiring!

Mainpoint are currently looking to fill 3 positions within the company- Fire Alarm Bell Testers roles.

Mainpoint Fire Alarm Bell Testers

Mainpoint are an award winning local fire protection specialist based in Cheltenham established since 1991 and having over 100 years combined employee experience in Fire Suppression, Fire Alarm Systems, Emergency Lighting Systems, Fire extinguishers, Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Training. Due to expansion the need has arisen for three part time Fire Alarm Bell Testers are required to join our experienced team.


3 Fire Alarm Bell Testers required. 1 each for  Montpellier Cheltenham, Oxford and Stow Centre

£15 for 15 minutes work, once a week.

Reliable people required for weekly fire alarm testing. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

Please phone 01242 584490 or email enquiries@mainpoint.co.uk

These positions are for an immediate start. So to become part of a successful team who will support you in this challenge and to achieve your goals please send your CV to Mike Fowler at mike@mainpoint.co.uk

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement


Fire Risk Assessments From Mainpoint Fire and Security

Did you know that it is now compulsory for companies to conduct a fire risk assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires just about all UK business to conduct a fire risk assessment on their workplace. As an employer you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with the legislation.

If you have a fire certificate you still need to conduct a fire risk assessment as they relate to two different pieces of legislation.

You are legally obliged to carry out a fire risk assessment and update it on a regular basis. This is irrespective of size of company and the market in which you operate. If you or your company employs five or more people this must be demonstrated by a hard copy present on the premises and available for inspection.

A fire risk assessment is not the same as a fire certificate.

If you have a fire certificate you still need to carry out a risk assessment. Many insurance companies offer policy discounts to any business that has carried out a fire risk assessment.

Unless you’re an expert it can be surprisingly hard to spot potential fire hazards.

Our fire risk assessment services will help you protect your premises and people by giving you full visibility of what the fire risks are and where they lie.

For more information please call us on 01242 584490, email us at : enquiries@mainpoint.co.uk
Or visit our fire risk assessment page at : http://www.mainpoint.co.uk/services/fire-risk-assessment/

 

Automist fire safety training in Bristol by Mainpoint


Mainpoint has just completed another Automist fire safety training course in Bristol.

Main Point has just completed another Automist fire safety training in Bristol

One of our specialist fire safety engineers- Alan Gatenby has just completed another Continous Professional Development (CPD) fire safety course at Arturus Architects LLP in Bristol, with Alan demonstrating the use of Automist a water mist  / suppression system- which Main Point are award winning installational experts.

Automist® Smartscan is more than a safety device for suppressing fires—it’s a modern design feature for open plan living. An evolution of the James Dyson award-winning Automist®, the discreet wall-mounted device enables homeowners and architects to design beautifully light and open spaces, while meeting the challenging requirements of building regulations.

Mainpoint are installing Automist’s fire safety systems all around the country- Avon, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Hereford, Oxford, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

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(A scenic picture taken by Alan at the time.)

If you need a smart, modern fire extinguisher system- with CPD fire safety training and education you would like more information on our fire safety installations, please click on the contact us link now to discuss how we can help you- or call Mike Fowler on 01242 584490 now.

Mainpoint wishes you a Safe New Year


Fire Safety experts Main Point wishes you a Happy and safe New Year in 2016.

Fire Safety experts Main Point wishes you a Happy and safe New Year in 2016.So if you are a business and you would like more information on our fire safety training courses, please click on the contact us link now to discuss how we can help you- or call Mike Fowler on 01242 584490 now.

Fire safety company training


It is a legal requirement for companies to undertake regular fire safety training for it’s staff.

 

Fire Safety training is a valued service which Mainpoint undertakes for a growing number of businesses in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

It’s a service which is greatly valued- as this kind testimonial which we receievd last month from one such course which we ran:

“Once again we enjoyed having Mainpoint carry out our fire safety training, as we do year upon year. Whilst the content is thorough and ever relevant, it is always put over with an element of fun, making it easier to absorb!”

“I have always, and will continue to, highly recommend their training services.”

Paul Staite –Environment and Health & Safety Manager, Karndean Designflooring – June 2015.

So if you are an employer and you would like more information on our fire safety training courses, please click on the contact us link now to discuss how we can help you- or call Mike Fowler on 01242 584490.

Mainpoint Fire Protection use innovative solution for fire protection in old Oxford premises


Plumis – Automist was installed by Mainpoint Fire Protection as a key part of an alternative fire protection scheme which was required because the Mainpoint Fire Protection use innovative solution for fire protection in old Oxford premisesrefurbishment of a 1930’s factory into three buildings did not allow sufficient access for the fire brigade in the event of a fire. Building Regulations Fire Safety (Part B) Section 11, paragraph 2 states that: “There should be vehicle access for a pump appliance to within 45m within the dwelling house.” 103 St Marys Road in Oxford had been the boot repair department of Oxford Co-operative Society until it closed in the 1970’s. It remained derelict until SM Developments bought the building with a view to transforming it into 3 houses. The 2 dwellings furthest away from the entrance did not allow sufficient access to allow the fire brigade’s hoses to be extended therefore Oxford City Council Building Control officers stipulated the installation of a fire suppression system.

 

Steven Moss, the MD of the developer researched fire suppression on the internet and discovered Plumis Automist. He was pleased that Oxford City Council Building Control officers validated his choice by also recommending the innovative and highly cost effective product. He had no hesitation in contacting Mainpoint Fire Protection, the local Automist accredited installers who proposed installing 2 Automist pumps in both properties under the sink in the open plan kitchen/dining area and in an understairs cupboard. Automist uses a high pressure pump to generate a fine water mist from nozzles to suppress any fire. It is also extremely reliable because sensing is based on heat detection as recommended in Approved Document B, effectively eliminating nuisance alarms. It was installed with much less disruption and in a considerably shorter timeframe than fitting sprinklers. It also has the benefit of using under 6 litres of water per minute per head compared with 65 litres per head used by sprinklers which protects the fabric and furnishings of the property in the event of a discharge and unlike smoke alarms Automist not only alerts residents to the fire but also suppresses it.

Automist is ideal for use in similar refurbishments where access for the fire brigade is restricted.

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