We are delighted to announce that Midland Fire have been awarded the site planned maintenance contract for life safety equipment at Walkers Snack Foods (Leicester) – Leycroft and Bursom Road Sites. The site manufactures and packs a range of products under the Walkers brand distributed throughout the UK.
Upgrading the existing Fire Detection System
As part of the service Midland Fire recently completed the upgrade of full site control panels from an Advanced Mx4 panels to Advanced Mx5 Pro panels.
The Advanced Mx4 is a powerful piece of equipment however has been superseded so by upgrading to the latest Mx5 Pro panel we are able to guarantee availability of spare parts and have full confidence in the system moving forward.
The panels are connected to Hochiki loop devices with numerous Vesda aspiration smoke detectors. The system provides continuous air sampling – ensuring the earliest possible warning of a potential fire hazard. The control panels link to a brand new DRAX front end system so that the system status can be monitored from a central location. New Dell IT equipment was sourced to ensure reliability of system monitoring.
Midland Fire will also be responsible for fixed extinguishing systems and water mist deluge systems throughout the site – Ensuring the safety of staff and visitors in the event of an emergency.
Comprehensive Fire Alarm Maintenance
The service contract is based on Midland Fire’s Gold Service Plan. The plan is designed to offer a high level of service with consistent pricing throughout the life of the contract. Spare parts, an annual service and emergency call outs with a 4-hour response time 24/7 are included in the plan. Regular Inspection and testing visits are conducted throughout the year by our team of experienced Fire Alarm Engineers.
Business development manager Thomas Sleath has been working on the project: “Its great to see another international business like Walkers Snack Foods utilising local suppliers for essential services like life safety system maintenance. For any business in the food industry downtime results in problems throughout the supply chain and impacts profitability. By working with us we are able to help minimise the risk of false alarms and fire emergencies on site”