Photograph courtesy of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. (photo: Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service)
Photograph courtesy of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
08.01.2018, 15:19

Multi-location Chubb Fire Service Contract

Contract Awards, Health, Safety, Security & Environment, EMEA
Chubb Fire & Security is helping to protect employees, visitors and property through a significant new contract with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to install, upgrade, maintain and monitor fire alarm systems throughout the Service’s entire estate.



Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Michael Johnson, Environment, Energy and Engineering Officer, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, says that Chubb was chosen over four other suppliers because it scored highest against benchmarked requirements: “The presentation was highly informative and professional, which has proven to be the hallmark of the service we receive from Chubb.”

The contract includes 28 fire stations, two community safety centres, Cheshire Fire and Rescue’s Sadler Road site and the new innovative safety centre based in Lymm. Each site is a different size and specification, requiring detailed individual assessments. Some stations required new custom systems to be designed; in other buildings, existing systems were upgraded. A combination of addressable fire alarm systems and conventional alarms were used, depending on the individual site’s requirements.

“The fact that Chubb is a national brand with a local office was another important factor in our supplier decision. The service we have received has been second to none. Communication has been excellent with regular updates, and challenges were met with a common sense approach. I felt my requirements were always championed by our Chubb account manager. We have found that the customer is at the forefront of the Chubb approach,” said Johnson.

The primary goal of the new contract is to ensure all sites meet BS5839 L2 fire alarm safety standards. These standards are designed to provide automatic fire detection on all escape routes within a building and rooms leading onto those escape routes.

For Cheshire, it was also important that the supplier have the expertise and capacity to complete installations and upgrades on a very tight deadline.

“The Service has been extremely impressed with the speed in which the contract has been mobilised.  Even though we needed to add another fire station, all works were completed safely,” said Johnson.

All alarms are monitored by Chubb’s alarm receiving centre, which notifies keyholders and relevant emergency services if a fire is detected and alarm raised. The contact also includes maintenance and servicing requirements.



Article rating:

vote data

Leave a reply

 (photo: Rentokil Initial plc)
News Editor  - 01.03.2018, 08:30

Strong Growth from Rentokil Initial

FTSE 100 business services group Rentokil Initial has announced revenue growth of 14.5 per cent and on-going operating profits of 14.8 per cent in preliminary results for the year ended 31 December...

The Pembury Tavern. (photo: )
Delta Security  - 17.10.2018, 09:40

Delta Security Upgrades Security at Hackney Pub

Delta Security s helping to protect patrons, staff and property at Hackney’s Pembury Tavern with the installation of a new security system, including an IP-based CCTV solution, roller shutters and...

 (photo: Sodexo APAC)
Sodexo S.A.  - 09.11.2018, 14:41

Sodexo APAC Embraces Latest Workplace Trends

Sodexo's new APAC House regional headquarters building in Singapore incorporates a suite of digital innovations designed to make work life simpler, more productive and, above all, more enjoyable.

(Photograph courtesy of Tookapic). (photo: )
Marissa Francis  - 05.03.2018, 17:13

The Definition of 'Clever'

Marissa Francis, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Improver with ABM UK, explains why university isn't the only route into facilities management.

New chargepoint installation at Southampton Airport. (photo: Southampton Airport)
AGS Airports  - 26.03.2018, 11:30

Southampton Airport Adds EV Chargepoints

Southampton Airport is helping power the growing number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers on UK roads with the installation of seven new Pod Point 7kW chargepoints in its short stay and priority...

Penn State University. (photo: )
FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 19:36

BACnet Site Manager for Big Building Networks

Vancouver, BC based Optigo Networks will be releasing its Visual BACnet Site Manager aggregation tool for different capture nodes across building and campus networks on 25 April. The tool was...

 (photo: Seeley International)
Seeley International  - 21.12.2018, 09:56

Climate Control Middle East Award for Alsaeed HVAC

Seeley International is proud to announce its distributor in Saudi Arabia, Alsaeed HVAC, has been announced as the winner of the Editor's Choice award at the Climate Control Middle East awards for...