Under the Regulatory Fire Safety Order 2005…


Your company is expected to fulfill a duty of care towards employees and although the law states that anybody can be responsible for fire safety within an organisation, we strongly recommend you seek our advice and guidance. Our fire services are carried out expertly, professionally and with compliance and safety at their very core – we aim to save lives and prevent fire.


Fire safety and prevention is not something that should be brushed off – deal with it head-on by conducting a fire risk assessment with MacDonald Martin.

Fire Alarms

The early detection of a fire in your workplace is absolutely critical to ensuring both a swift, safe evacuation of your premises, but also the goal of creating as little disruption and damage as possible.

A wide selection of state-of-the-art fire alarm systems are available to suit a range of property types and business settings. We are happy to advise on the many options. including: Site alarms, conventional fire alarm systems, manual alarms, wireless alarms, and optical/ionisation/heat/beam detectors.

We strongly recommend that upon the installation of your preferred fire alarm system that weekly testing is undertaken and regular maintenance is also prioritised, according to BS5839.

Fire Strategy

A fire strategy may seem unnecessary – until the worst happens and it becomes apparent just how effective a regularly reviewed and practiced fire strategy is at preventing damage and loss of life.

MacDonald Martin is impassioned to arm businesses in all industries with the knowledge they need in the event of a fire. Using well-recognised and established fire engineering principles, thanks to our roots in the fire service, we’re well placed to support those within the architecture and construction industries, amongst others, with appropriate fire strategies.

Your fire strategy must include:

  • How people are alerted to a fire
  • What people should do if they discover a fire
  • How the premises should be evacuated
  • Assembly point and procedures post-evacuation
  • Key escape routes identification
  • Duties and responsibilities of key people in the event of a fire

Sprinkler Systems

As leading installers of fire sprinkler systems we can support you to identify a, design and install an effective fire sprinkler system for your needs.

Fire sprinkler systems are a vital element in the early stages of a fire. Sprinkler systems detect the fire and smoke, triggering a system to the local fire service, as well as immediately dampening the fire whilst you wait for the fire service to arrive.

We work alongside a reputable partner business with long-standing, specific experience in the design and fitting of sprinkler systems, to put your mind at rest

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers really do save lives.

But it’s important to ensure your business has the most appropriate type of fire extinguisher in place across your property. We supply all of the main types of fire extinguishers and aim to work with clients to ensure they get the best types fitted for varying needs across your organisation.

If you’re unsure about the types of fire extinguishers, we’ll gladly advise, but as a guideline:

  • Class A – Solids
  • Class B – Liquids
  • Class C – Gases
  • Class D – Metals
  • Class F – Cooking Oils


In 1962 it was recognised that kitchen fires were one of the greatest causes of restaurant loss, which is when ANSUL introduced the concept of automatic restaurant fire suppression.

Today, ANSUL’s restaurant fire suppression systems are the number one food service fire protection solution in the world – and MacDonald Martin is proud to be an accredited installer. Most in the restaurant industry recognise and trust the ANSUL R-102 system that we install as a leading way to protect people and property from fire.

The ANSUL systems work quickly to detect and suppress fires, using advanced extinguishers to ensure flames are contained and put out as efficiently as possible.

Wet & Dry Risers

Wet and Dry Risers use vertical pipes in a building for fire-fighting purposes and need to be installed by trained personnel like our team at MacDonald Martin. We can inspect and advise you in regards to the design and installation of Wet and Dry Risers, as well as designing a solution to suit specific building requirements, if required.

What are Wet and Dry Risers?

Wet Risers: Installed for fire-fighting purposes via vertical pipes, permanently charged with water form a pressurised supply and fitted with landing valves at specific points. If your floors are more than 50m above fire service access level, wet fire mains should be installed to ensure water is immediately available to all levels in the event of a fire.

Dry Risers: Installed for fire-fighting purposes via vertical pipes, fitted with inlet connections at fire service access level and landing valves at specific points. Normally these are dry, but are capable of being charged with water usually pumped by fire and rescue service appliances.

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Fires where a smoke alarm was present but either did not operate or did not raise the alarm, accounted for 31% of all dwelling fires and 38% of all dwelling fire fatalities. (Office National Statistics, 2014-2015)

Office for National Statistics, 2014-2015


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