TRADE-DOCS provides contractors with technical and business documentation solutions to prove compliance with certification schemes. Here the company talks through its new range of documentation and how it could lead to additional sales to complete projects.
The team at TRADE-DOCS has a blended pedigree of operating across electrotechnical standards, including:
- BS7671 IET wiring regulations
- BS5839-1 :2017, BS 5839-6 :2019 Fire Alarms & Fire Detection
- BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency Lighting
- BS 5839-8:2013 Emergency voice alarms.
TRADE-DOCS has recently launched its FIRE-DOCS suit shortly followed by ELECTRIC-DOCS. Based on the requirements for contractors to comply with British Standards, these ranges meet their needs in offering physical and electronic documents, also commodities that must be used as part of a satisfactory installation.
In the light of the Hackitt report which recommends a more robust approach to managing higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and subsequently contractors having to install to the above standards which will be under more scrutiny to ensure their installations conform, Fire-Docs is successfully fulfilling demand for products to companies that operate in these channels with products such as logbooks and labels.
BAFE is the leading registration body for quality fire safety service providers, and with compliance being the industry buzz word for 2021, electrical contractors undertaking any fire alarms or emergency lighting design, installations, verifications or maintenance should ensure they are compliant in all areas they are required to be.
To aid contractors gain registration with BAFE, we have created a template management system. This is an instantly downloadable template management system designed to cover the common elements of the BAFE SP203-1 Scheme for Fire Detection and Fire Alarms as well as the BAFE SP203-4 Scheme for Emergency Lighting. This Base Management System can then be enhanced to include the specific module you require for your certification. For example, if your customer is installing a fire alarms system in non-domestic premises they will need to add the “BAFE SP203-1 Management System Plugin” to their Base Management System purchase.
BS 5839-1 23.2.2.e states that a suitable zone plan should be located adjacent to all control and indicating equipment (Fire Alarm Panels) unfortunately the responsibility for this usually lies with the electrical contractors who do not usually have access to or knowledge of CAD based software to produce these.
The same is also applicable for As Fitted drawings which are also a requirement of BS 5893-1 40.c, this would usually involve the electrical contractor approaching a CAD drawing production company. As a wholesaler offering this solution, it would encourage the electrical contractor to utilise the wholesaler for other items required for the installation and commissioning of the fire alarm system, from labels to cable accessories and even consumables for testing and commissioning . Another way to separate yourself from the competition is that this service is not available at the moment anywhere else, ensuring that the wholesaler becomes a one stop shop for the electrical contractor from inception to completion.
Pull quote: “As a wholesaler offering this solution, it would encourage the electrical contractor to utilise the wholesaler for other items required for the installation and commissioning of the fire alarm system, from labels to cable accessories and even consumables for testing and commissioning.”
For further information
TRADE-DOCS products are available to purchase over the trade counter via its national distribution network and are listed on Luckins. To sign up as a distributor, visit: https://www.luckinslive.com/