Local Authority Fire & Security Systems
ClearView work in partnership with local authorities around the UK to help them achieve their overall security goals. A key strategy for local authorities is to tackle crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol misuse problems. They need to achieve this at reduced costs whilst increasing revenue.
The Importance of Fire and Security Systems
Fire and security systems are essential for local authorities to protect people and property, reduce the risk of damage and loss, and build trust and confidence in the community.
Local authorities are required by law to provide a safe and secure environment for their residents and visitors. Fire and security systems help them comply with these regulations and avoid legal liability.
Local authority buildings, particularly those that hold heritage value, are often irreplaceable and hold significant cultural and historical importance to the local community. Therefore, it is essential to protect them from damage or destruction caused by fires or security breaches.
ClearView provides fire and security solutions that are specifically designed for the unique needs, requirements, and responsibility of local authorities.
ClearView has worked with a wide range of local authorities including Thurrock Council, Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, Maldon District Council, Basildon Borough Council. We have recently provided Basildon Borough Council a CCTV upgrade to over 30 sites, installing and maintaining the CCTV throughout Wickford, Basildon, and Billericay.
specialist local authority security systems
At ClearView, we understand that local authorities require robust and reliable security solutions to protect their communities and assets. With our industry leading accreditations and standards, we work closely with local authorities to understand their specific security needs and design customised security solutions that meet your requirements. Our experienced team of security experts uses the latest technologies and best practices to ensure that our systems are reliable, robust, and effective.
ClearView can design, install, maintain, and monitor a range of specialist security systems designed to meet the unique needs of local authorities.
our security systems include:
Our CCTV systems systems are designed to provide 24/7 monitoring of key locations within the local authority. Our systems offer high-definition video quality and intelligent analytics to help detect and prevent security breaches.
We provide a wide range of CCTV camera systems to suit your exact requirements including mobile CCTV cameras, to cover temporary requirements and tackle common fly tipping issues.
Our access control systems can protect and preserve your valuable assets by preventing unauthorised personnel from entering the building reducing the risk of theft or damage. Access control systems help local authorities manage and control access to key locations and buildings within their management. Our systems are designed to provide advanced security features such as biometric recognition, keyless entry, and remote access control.
We can design, install, maintain and monitor all types of access control systems to ensure maximum protection of your premises.
We offer intruder alarm systems that provide dependable detection and alerting of security breaches, such as unauthorised access and theft. By installing and maintaining an intruder alarm system, local authority buildings are better protected whilst complying with insurance requirements.
Our gate and barrier installation and maintenance services provide local authorities with improved traffic control, enhanced security, and preservation of their buildings and grounds while also ensuring compliance with all regulations. By installing gate and barrier systems, local authorities can better control access to their premises, reduce the risk of damage, and enhance security to prevent breaches.
As an approved Gate Safe installer, we can fully install and maintain your gate and barrier systems to the highest of standards.
PA systems are a crucial aspect of emergency management in local authority buildings, providing a means of communicating important information to occupants during emergency situations, complying with regulations, and ensuring the safety of occupants.
We offer a range of PA systems designed to meet the specific needs of local authorities, including comprehensive testing and maintenance services to ensure that your PA systems are in good working condition at all times,
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Fire Safety Systems
Fire safety is a crucial aspect for all types of properties, including those managed by local authorities. At ClearView, we understand that fire safety is a critical concern for local authorities. That’s why we offer a range of advanced fire safety systems designed to help local authorities protect their communities and assets from the devastating effects of fire.
In accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Act 2005, all non-domestic properties, including those managed by local authorities, are legally required to have fire safety measures in place and conduct regular fire risk assessments (FRA).
our fire safety systems include
Fire alarm systems are crucial in local authority buildings as they provide early detection of fire threats, alerting occupants and authorities to take prompt action.
Local authority buildings such as municipal offices, schools, hospitals, and public libraries have a high occupancy rate, making fire safety a critical concern. Fire alarm systems help ensure that occupants are aware of fire threats, allowing them to evacuate the building safely and quickly.
Fire alarm systems are required by law in most local authority buildings, making their installation and maintenance mandatory.
At ClearView, we understand the importance of fire safety in local authority buildings. We offer a range of advanced fire alarm systems designed to meet the specific needs of local authorities. With our BAFE accreditation, we can design, install, maintain and monitor your fire alarm systems to ensure your building is fully compliant and protected.
Fire extinguishers are an essential component of fire safety in local authority buildings, providing immediate fire-fighting capability, complying with regulations, and protecting occupants and valuable assets. They provide an immediate means of suppressing small fires and can help prevent them from escalating and causing more significant damage.
At ClearView, we offer a range of fire extinguishers designed to meet the specific needs of local authorities, including a comprehensive maintenance and servicing package to ensure that your fire extinguishers they are in good working order and can be relied upon in the event of a fire.
Emergency lighting is a critical aspect of fire safety in local authority buildings, providing illumination during power outages and emergency situations, complying with regulations, and ensuring the safe evacuation of occupants.
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Passive Fire Protection
ClearView is a leading provider of passive fire protection installation services for local authority buildings. Our company holds certification with the IFC for our exceptional fire stopping installation and fire door installation works. We offer a comprehensive range of fire door repair, remedial works, and maintenance services to ensure that your local authority building is fully compliant with the relevant British Standards and legislation.
Since the Fire Safety Act 2021, tower blocks and high-rise buildings have been subject to stringent fire safety regulations, which include:
- Naming a responsible person for the building
- Holding fire door inspections annually / biannually & every three months, dependent on the door location
- Upgrading fire safety products when deemed inept / not functional
- Recommendations for upgrades to fire alarm and sprinkler systems as well as fire doors being maintained and replaced if damaged / not up to standards
Local authorities now have the responsibility to enact and invest in improving fire safety within their buildings, including high-rise tower blocks.
ClearView also carries out other passive fire safety works for local authorities, whether in leisure centres, libraries or schools. Local authorities must ensure that they keep updated with changing regulations and recommendations. Outdated installs and new regulations mean that local authorities seek the advice of experts such as ClearView through surveying. These surveys build the basis of the golden thread and are maintained as a record of the state of the on-site fire safety.
Your Fire & Security Questions Answered
The security systems installed in local authority buildings may vary depending on the type of building and its use. However, some common systems include CCTV cameras, access control systems, intruder alarms, and security lighting.
The local authority is responsible for maintaining the fire safety systems in its buildings. Each building should have a responsible person, which as highlighted in The Fire Safety Order, is anyone who has control or a degree of control within certain areas within the premises. This includes regular testing, maintenance, and inspection of the systems to ensure they are in good working order.
According to UK law, as the responsible person, it is your legal obligation to conduct and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. The purpose of the assessment is to identify the necessary steps to prevent fire and ensure the safety of occupants. If your business has 5 or more people, you must keep a written record of the fire risk assessment.
A fire risk assessment should be carried out annually by a competent person. Additionally, a professional should review the assessment every 3 to 4 years to ensure that it remains accurate and up-to-date.
In case of any issues with the fire or security systems in a local authority building, it is crucial to report them immediately to either the building’s management team or the local authority’s maintenance department. They will take appropriate action to address the problem and ensure the safety and security of the building’s occupants.
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Local Authority Fire and Security Systems
Protect your local authority building with our advanced fire and security solutions. Our team of highly skilled professionals will collaborate with you to design, install, and maintain a comprehensive system that meets the unique challenges of local authority buildings.