All Installed Fire Equipment should be manufactured, installed and maintained with the relevant British Standards. Failure to do this could invalidate insurance cover.
All Fire fighting equipment has to be manufactured, installed and maintained in accordance with the correct British Standards to make sure it is suitable, adequate and properly maintained.
Regulatory Reform [fire safety] order 2005
This reform came into force in October 2006 and does apply to most business. The Reform makes it very clear that It is the legal duty of a responsible person in an organisation to ensure the competence of those who supply and maintain fire protection equipment.
This legal duty can be checked and fulfilled by making sure your supplier has the correct and relevant accreditation to fulfil the fire protection legal and British standard responsibilities.