Verification Certificates

This service is appropriate in instances where a client already has systems installed whether it be recently or some time ago, but requires verification to ascertain if the existing systems are installed and maintained in line with current standards and also meet with the prescribed system requirements detailed within their fire strategy or risk assessment document.

A fire strategy or fire risk assessment document should clearly identify the level of fire detection & alarm system and emergency escape lighting that is required for an individual buildings requirement.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it is a statutory requirement to ensure that the systems are installed and maintained in line with the recommendations detailed within the fire risk assessment.

Once the level of system is prescribed by the fire risk assessor, the methodology used to establish if the existing systems meet with the requirements of the fire risk assessment is by means of a verification process by a competent design engineer.

Both BS5266 & BS5839 the British Standards for emergency escape lighting and fire detection & alarm systems detail a specific model certificate which is to be used for this very purpose.

EU Fire & Security has the ability to independently assess existing electro-technical fire safety systems against current standards, and issue a verification certificate. If the verification process highlights defects or a requirement for any system enhancements then our reporting format provides sufficient detail so that any upgrade or rectification works can be easily quantified, costed and implemented.

This service is aimed at end users, contractors, building surveyors, consulting engineers, managing agents, facilities managers and property maintenance providers.