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Victoria Primary School

Victoria Primary School Fire Alarm Installer

Victoria Primary School is a vibrant city school accommodating 345 full-time pupils and 26 part-time nursery pupils in The Meadows area of Nottingham.

It opened in September 2016 replacing Riverside Primary School but occupying the same buildings which were originally built circa 1963.


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The Challenge

Although the current fire alarm system has been regularly maintained and met the category requirement specified in the fire risk assessment, its age was causing inefficiencies in maintenance and testing procedures that are required by law. In order to ensuring safety of pupils, teachers and visitors, the school places a heavy focus on compliance and health and safety and it was considered it would be safer and more effective to install a new fire alarm system on a like for like basis.

The Solution

The site comprises 15 classrooms, a sports hall and food hall. The fire alarm system installed included a fire alarm system and control panel manufactured by Global Fire Equipment. This system is a 4-loop addressable type known as the ‘OCTO+ 4 Loop Control Panel’.

The detection devices installed at designated points across the campus included:

  • ZEOS Addressable Smoke Detectors and Heat detectors.
  • Addressable Manual Call Point with inbuilt Isolator and protective Covers
  • VULCAN 2 Addressable Base Sounder Beacon with inbuilt Isolators
  • VALKYRIE Addressable Wall Mount Sounder Beacon, Red
  • Addressable Input/output Module with inbuilt Isolators

The install was completed during the summer holidays whilst the school was closed and within the set timeframe to ensure fire protection was restored as quickly as possible.

The Outcome

The overarching benefit is that the school has greater confidence that by installing the latest technology the pupils, teachers and any visitors on site will be alerted quickly in the event of a fire and will be able evacuate the building safely. In addition, by zoning areas on the fire alarm control panel the area affected by fire can be identified and resources focused to limit the potential of the fire spreading to other areas.

The testing of the fire alarm system and call points can also be done more quickly, which saves time. Those holding responsibility for fire safety have greater reassurance that the system is reliable and compliant with fire safety legislation.


“Out of the three quotes we had to obtain, Tecserv UK was chosen because they offered a packaged solution which also included 1-year warranty and maintenance inspections. They also agreed to service our emergency lighting. The installation engineer on site was brilliant, and we also had two aftercare visits by our technical engineer to ensure we were happy with everything. In truth, we were highly satisfied with their entire approach. The team is proactive, helpful and solutions focused. As a result, they delivered exactly what was agreed, slightly ahead of time, on budget and with no surprises. Which is a refreshing change and left us feeling confident about the quality and reliability of the ongoing maintenance services we have agreed.”

Darren Bailey, Site Manager

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