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Fire Safety experts wish you a Happy New Year


Fire Safety experts Mainpoint wish you a Happy New Year for 2017

Fire Safety experts Mainpoint wish you a Happy New Year for 2017.

Mainpoint Fire Protection Ltd was established in Cheltenham over 25 years ago in 1991 and has since grown to be a trusted and familiar name, both within Gloucestershire and further afield. Over the past two decades, hundreds of companies and organisations have relied on Mainpoint’s expertise for all of their fire protection needs.

 

We have a combined experience in our industry of over 80 years and are well equipped to make sure you get the right product installed by our expert staff in a timely and professional manner.

 

We also provide service and maintenance to systems we install and systems you already have and offer all the fire protection services you need to meet local and national legal requirements and regulations.

 

So if you need fire safety training or a fire safety system and you would like more information on our award winning fire safety installations, please click on the contact us link now or call us to discuss how we can help you- or please call Mike Fowler on 01242 584490 now.

New build fire safety installation by Mainpoint


Another new build fire safety installation by Mainpoint.

New build fire safety installation by Mainpoint

Mainpoint have just installed a fire safety installation at a new build. The new build was where 4 of the flats were designed without a fire lobby to protect the escape route corridor. Plumis was specified to overcome this.

 

If you need a modern fire extinguisher system in a new build property and you would like more information on our award winning fire safety installations, please click on the contact us link now or call us to discuss how we can help you- or please call Mike Fowler on 01242 584490 now.

Houseman Hall Bromsgrove annual Plumis Service by Mainpoint


Houseman Hall Bromsgrove student accommodation wings have just received  their annual Plumis Service by Mainpoint.

Houseman Hall Bromsgrove student accommodation wings have just received their annual Plumis Service by Mainpoint.

Following Mainpoint’s install to a Plumis Automist at Houseman Hall Bromsgrove’s new student accommodation wings we have just completed their annual Plumis Service.

Housman Hall is the former home of Old Bromsgrovian A. E. Housman, the only mixed boarding house, the only exclusively Sixth Form boarding house and the only house in Bromsgrove town itself; Housman Hall houses one hundred girl and boy boarders aged between sixteen and eighteen.

Mainpoint Fire Protection Ltd was established in Cheltenham in 1991 and has since grown to be a trusted and familiar name, both within Gloucestershire and further afield. Over the past two decades, hundreds of companies and organisations have relied on Mainpoint’s expertise for all of their fire protection needs.

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

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.

Mainpoint completes 2 more Automist Plumis fire protection schemes


Mainpoint – fire protection experts, have just completed two more Automist Plumis installations.

Mainpoint’s Automist installation at Lansdown Place Lane, Cheltenham was a conversion of a building into single story 2 bedroom bungalow. Pictures on the right hand side.

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The Automist installation at Granville Chambers, Nottingham is a conversion of a building into a number of 2 bedroom , two storey apartments. Picture on the left.

Automist provides “Best Value” fire suppression solution for contemporary but sensitive conversion of Regency-style building.


Automist provides “Best Value” fire suppression solution for contemporary but sensitive conversion of Regency-style building.Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative fire safety solution for the conversion of Villiers House, a Regency-style building in the historic centre of the spa town of Leamington Spa, into 40 stylish apartments.

Special treatment was necessary to preserve the historic features of the building whilst achieving the contemporary design that the architects, Warwick-based Robothams envisaged. Automist was used to provide a compensatory alternative means of fire protection for 39 of the 40 apartments, which are open plan and do not have a separate lobby to protect the escape route.

Robothams had worked with Mainpoint Fire Protection of Cheltenham on previous contracts and knew that Mike Fowler, Mainpoint’s Director would be able to recommend a suitable solution. Mike had no hesitation in specifying the use of Automist, which uses water mist to suppress incipient fires before they can do any damage to properties, fixtures and fittings. The Automist system is activated utilising a dedicated heat alarm as recommended in Approved Document B, effectively eliminating nuisance alarms. Dependent upon requirements either hard wired or wireless detectors can be used. The Automist pump unit with integrated control unit was connected to the domestic water supply and requires only 6 litres of water per minute per nozzle to provide optimum fire suppression, which in comparison to traditional sprinklers minimises run-off and consequential water damage.

Warwick District Council Building Control Officers requested a Fire Engineered Report to reassure them that Automist would be suitable for installation in a building of the size of Villiers House. This was carried out by Graham Green on behalf of London Bridge Associates Ltd who was happy to concur with its use and consequently, 53 Automist units were installed. Paul Owen, Technical Manager of Spitfire Properties LLP, the contractor on the development would be happy to recommend Automist for use in similar projects.  “The Plumis Automist system integrated very well into our high specification apartments. Aesthetically the product also worked well as it was installed around the base of the kitchen tap.”

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.

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