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Introducing ARM Secure

Introducing ARM Secure

Welcome to ARM Secure Allow is to introduce our new brand ARM Secure! Although the website and company name are brand spanking new, it's not actually a brand-new company. To be clear, ARM Secure is the result of a rebrand between two, well-established security...

Welcome to APG Chris Coughlin!

Welcome to APG Chris Coughlin!

Welcome to Chris Coughlin! Chris is joining our established Monitoring company, VRC Monitoring Solutions as Head of Monitoring. Chris will join a professional and dedicated team in helping to secure homes and businesses across the UK and ensure the safety of family...

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme certificate for kitchen fire suppression systems.

The new scheme (SP206) was originally set up in 2018 by BAFE as a means of verifying the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.

The scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries.

Fire industry/insurance data reveals food and drink related fires are statistically the third most likely cause of large fires, also accounting for nearly 10% of all large loss fires. Fires involving restaurants and cafes represent some 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector put together.

BAFE’s new scheme has been developed to provide end users of kitchen equipment with the confidence and peace of mind that their kitchen fire suppression systems have been installed and/or maintained by a provider who has been independently assessed for their competency. The certification scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression or protection systems.

The BAFE Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (SP206) observes best practice including LPS 1223 (fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment) and the UL 300 (Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment) Approval Standards.

BSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all our processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of our quality management system.

Nicola Roberts, Operations Director commented:

“Achieving this accreditation continues to demonstrate that as a business we are committed to third party accredited schemes providing a focus on delivering the best possible service to our customers through quality products and procedures.”

We are now one of seven companies in the UK who have been awarded this certification.

Find out more about Cannon Fire’s certified kitchen fire suppression systems here or call us on 01623 860685.

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement from APG The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects on communities and families in the UK, and around the world. During this difficult time, APG is continuing to do everything in our power to protect our team, our customers and maintain...

IFSEC International and Co-Located Shows Rescheduled

IFSEC International and Co-Located Shows Rescheduled

IFSEC 2020 Is to Be Held in September at ExCeL London IFSEC International and all its co-located shows have been rescheduled as a result of the current, yet ever-changing situation with COVID-19. This includes FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities...

Employment Law for 2020

Employment Law for 2020

The UK Employment Law Changes that You Need to Know About As April rolls around, it comes with a few changes in UK employment law. Businesses need to understand what the current law is, the subsequent changes and how it affects them. Some of the amendments are a...

Cannon Fire Sprinklers’ New Identity

Cannon Fire Sprinklers’ New Identity

A Brand-New Website, with a Brand-New Look   Cannon Fire Sprinklers’ website is now live, coupled with a full rebrand to distinguish itself more clearly in the UK’s fire sprinkler industry. The in-depth and fully informative services and systems pages...

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

Women Earn Around 23% Less Than Men Globally, Gender Equality is Long Overdue International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that’s been taking place for over a century, celebrating women around the world for their social, economic, cultural and political...