Complete fire alarm installation and maintenance from Gardiner Fire & Security alarms, Covering Blackpool, Lytham St Anne’s, Poulton-le-Fylde and surrounding areas.

Based in Blackpool Lancashire we have certification to Design, Install, Commission and Maintain Fire Alarm Systems in accordance with BS: 5839 and Emergency Lighting in accordance with BS: 5266 and where applicable LACORS.

Gardiner Fire & Security Alarms work on fire alarms and emergency lighting in all types of business premises, being based in Blackpool we also specialise in Hotels, Guest Houses, HMO’s (blocks of flats) and Holiday Flats due to our local knowledge in this field.


Gardiner Fire & Security Alarms have Electrotechnical Certification for proof of competence, Security Screened engineers and are members of the Fire & Security Association we are fully insured including wrongful advice and failure to operate insurance for your peace of mind (please see our about us page).


Fire Safety Law states the responsible person for Fire safety must make arrangements for the maintenance of your Fire Alarm System.  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY of whether you have relied on a particular company or not to prove THEY are competent, In the event of system failure or even worse.
  • Nominate a Responsible Person(s)
  • Conduct and record a Risk assessment
  • Receive and keep safe tee system documentation
  • Check control (fire alarm panel) daily to ensure no faults
  • Have procedure in place foe weekly testing
  • Retain and keep the system log book up to date
  • Have procedure to action a full evacuation – at least annually
  • Train staff
  • Ensure a suitable system of maintenance is in place
  • Ensure a suitable fire zone plan is prominently displayed

The Responsible person must ensure that equipment and devices are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are:

  • Maintained in an efficient state
  • In efficient working order
  • In good repair
In accordance with Fire Safety law, Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting must be inspected and tested by a competent Fire alarm servicing organization over a 12 month period.  Maintenance visits should be no more than six months apart (requiring a minimum of 2 x visits per annum).

As we only specialise in fire & security alarms we carry most spares and on many occasions can repair systems on a first visit, minimizing costly repeat call outs and minimizing disruption.

  • Work carried out by Electrotechnical Certified Engineer
  • 2 x pre-booked visits per annum (50% each visit)
  • Full test of all equipment on first visit (to enable full certification)
  • Priority call out facility
  • Test of Emergency Lighting
  • Certification required by fire safety law
  • Engineers maintenance report each visit
  • Free PDF Fire Alarm log book
  • Free PDF Emergency Lighting log book

Service only fire alarm maintenance by an FSA accredited company from only £130.00 (no VAT)

  • Check control panel for correct operation
  • Test operation of all manual call points (red break glasses)
  • Test operation of all smoke & heat detectors
  • Check for correct voltage charging rates with multi meter
  • Test standby batteries using ACT CHROME IBT battery tester
  • Test of emergency lighting
  • Carry out visual inspection
  • Clean equipment as required
  • Check sounders operate & audibility is acceptable
  • Check system operation fully and note any areas for future attention
Gardiner Fire & Security Alarms offer free estimates to include the design of your fire alarm system and provide you with a full written specification for all types of business premises.
We offer a call out and repair service whether for a one off visit or for ongoing maintenance and service, as we only specialise in fire & security alarms we carry most spares and on many occasions can repair systems on a first visit, minimizing costly repeat call outs and minimizing disruption

In many properties we can also adapt or up-grade existing systems to include adding detection, sirens and replace control panels due to alterations or new legislation (dependent on original installation and wiring).

Being based in Blackpool a large proportion of our business is carried out in Hotels, Guest Houses, HMO’s and Flats so we feel we are well placed to offer our expertise in this field due to our localised experience.

  • Came into force 1st October 2015
  • Apply to England only
  • Private Rented Sector only

The following advice also applies to (although other legislation applies)

  • Licensed HMO’s
  • Social Housing
  • Premises which require a license
  • Long term Lease

‘….to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in every room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove)…’

Landlords Responsibilities

  • Be aware that these new regulations may not contain all the fire safety requirements which their premises may be subject to
  • Make an informed decision and choose the best alarms for their properties and tenants
  • Make sure the alarms are in good working order at the start of each new tenancy
  • Maintain the smoke alarms


  • The regulations do not stipulate the type of alarm (battery or mains powered with battery back-up). The landlord must make an informed choice on the best to suit tenants needs.
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors are not certified under BS5839-6 certification – BS50292
  • Smoke alarms should be clearly distinguishable in sound to other alarms e.g. Carbon Monoxide and Intruder