The safety and security of people is of paramount importance and this applies at home and in the workplace. In order to ensure the safety of your staff you need to be certain that the fire, security, and safety systems you choose are right for your needs, both now and in the future.
Highland is an SSAIB and NICEIC approved contractor that provides fire, safety, and security systems for commercial and industrial businesses, from design to installation to ongoing support and maintenance. These solutions are all in accordance with the relevant British Standards and include but are not limited to:
- CCTV Systems
- Access Control Systems
- Intruder Alarm Systems
- Nurse Call Systems
- Fire Detection Systems
At Highland, we can design, supply, install, commission, and maintain fire detection and warning systems. In the event of a fire, our fire detection systems will provide the earliest possible warning of a fire providing the time and means to safely evacuate.
UK fire alarm regulations state that all business premises must have ‘an appropriate fire detection system’ and that it is the duty of the ‘responsible person’ in each commercial and industrial premise to ensure that you meet the requirements, including providing a fire detection system suitable for your premise. This means if there is a fire, it needs to be easily detected and people within the building should be easily warned.
To meet legal compliance and the requirements of most insurers, your fire detection system must be maintained in accordance with the Fire Safety Regulatory Reform Order 2005 and in compliance to BS 5839.
Highland installs and services a wide range of commercial CCTV systems which are quickly becoming an essential part of most security solutions. An effective CCTV system helps your staff and customers feel safer and can be vital if needing to provide evidence when an incident occurs on your property.
We can support you by providing effective CCTV systems to suit your specific requirements and budget. We have the experience and knowledge to help guide you through the constantly changing and updating world of CCTV and Security Systems.
As a business, you require control over certain areas of your building. Perhaps you're looking to restrict specific areas of your property in order to safeguard equipment, sensitive data or capital.
We can secure any building or site of any size from unauthorised access using the latest technology with advanced security functionality.
"Highland Services has, for many years, provided Amey with 1st class support with all major project work in the sensitive Prison Environment, offering professional advice, experience, and technical knowledge to assist Amey in delivering a quality product for our client HMPPS. Highland Services is a reliable contractor that Amey look toward for a competitive assurance and value in all works presented to them."
"Highland Services have provided the Electrical Planned and Reactive maintenance services to South Wales Police for over 20 years... I can testify to their exemplary service... Highland Services have also provided a full range of building and engineering services, all of which have been of very high standard. Highland Services have always delivered to a very high standard of quality and have been extremely flexible and reliable in their approach, they have always been very proactive in assisting our planning processes for large scale infrastructure projects, whilst being equally responsive for emergency repairs. Professionally managed, placing the client at the heart of their service, I have no hesitation in endorsing Highland Services for any works."
“Highland’s service is first class, they are highly efficient and communication skills are second to none. All engineers are well mannered, polite and works are carried out to a high standard. I highly recommend Highland to other organisations.”
"Highland's customer service and adeptness and leadership skills are their strong points, and their ability to cover the total scope of any job makes them an ideal company for any client to rely on; They have demonstrated the ability to facilitate electrical, mechanical, and building skills, with a first-class design team. Highland strive to future proof the company through skilled staff who keep them ahead of the competition, and by expanding and adapting to cover all work aspects in building and maintenance contracts. Highland have delivered multiple projects, and in my opinion, have an excellent track record, examples being the new Data centre in Fairwater, the retro fit in the old Sony offices on Kingsway for LOS, and HQ main block refit in Bridgend."
"Over the last 30 years, during my time working the Prison Service Estates Department, Highland Services has worked in all the sites that I have managed. Highland are a 1st class contractor who do their upmost to deliver on time and on budget and provide whatever added value they can along the way... they understand the challenges of working in a secure and demanding environment. The contract values have varied from reactive callouts at £65 to project works over £1m. All works are completed to high standards and managed superbly throughout the length of the contract. I have no hesitation in recommending Highland Services to any other Public funded service looking to recruit a reliable contractor."
Why use NICEIC approved contractors?
Contractors approved by the NICEIC have undergone careful checks and reviews of all aspects of their business operations including technical competence, administrative procedures and capabilities.
How often should I test my fire alarm?
You should test your fire alarm once a week at a set time. Before you test you alarm, you must warn people inside the building that this is a regular test and that no evacuation is required. You must also advise your Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) that you are about to initiate the test so they do not alert the Emergency Services.
What is the Regulatory Reform Order 2005?
The Order reformed the law relating to fire safety in non-domestic premises. UK businesses must meet the requirements, including providing a fire detection system suitable for your premise.
What is the life expectancy of a fire detector?
The standard life span of an optical detector is 10 years though some specific manufacturers suggest an extended life span. However, detectors need calibrating according to their environment and are highly susceptible to degradation based on environmental factors.