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Non-Compliant Contractors – The Risks

Non-Compliant Contractors – The Risks

Fire suppression systems are essential for protecting people and property from the devastating effects of fire. However, when it comes to installing, commissioning, and maintaining these systems, it is crucial to work with qualified and trained contractors. 

Our latest blog looks at why it’s mportant to ensure you use compliant contractors with your fire safety equipment. 

Why Is Compliance Important?

Choosing a contractor who lacks the necessary expertise can result in a range of risks, including:

  • System Failure:

One of the biggest risks of using non-compliant contractors to install and maintain AST fire suppression systems is system failure. If the system fails to discharge in the event of a fire, it can have catastrophic consequences. This can happen if the system is not installed correctly or if maintenance is not performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Unauthorised Refurbishment of AST Equipment:

Another risk of using unqualified contractors is that they may attempt to refurbish AST equipment from old sites. This can be dangerous as the systems are designed and engineered for specific rooms and to comply with relevant engineering standards.

Refurbishing the equipment can lead to safety risks, system failure, or non-compliance with international standards.

  • Compliance Issues:

AST fire suppression systems are certified by international certification associations such as Bureau Veritas. To maintain this certification, the systems must be checked by AST to ensure they do not fall outside the Pyroshield independent 3rd party approval certificate.

Using unqualified contractors can lead to non-compliance with these standards, which can result in significant legal and financial consequences.

Why Work With AST?

At Alien Systems & Technologies, we take pride in providing high-quality fire suppression systems that are proven and approved. 

We have a strong design and engineering background and use our complete ISO9001:2015 operated electronic and mechanical manufacturing plant to ensure that all of our systems meet the highest standards.

Our Pyroshield® Gaseous Total Flooding System, which received the SABS Design Award for engineering excellence, is a testament to our commitment to quality.

It is crucial to work with qualified and trained contractors when it comes to installing, commissioning, and maintaining AST fire suppression systems. Choosing unqualified contractors can lead to system failure, health and safety risks, unauthorised refurbishment of equipment, and non-compliance with international standards. 

At AST, we have the expertise and experience to ensure that your fire suppression system is installed, commissioned, and maintained to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind that you and your property are protected.

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