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Case Study - Bakkavor Desserts, Highbridge

Project: Reducing downtime with Fire Alarm upgrade.

Client: Bakkavor Desserts - Highbridge

Service: Fire Alarm System

Clients challenge:

Bakkavor Desserts were experiencing high costs from downtime as a result of false fire alarm activations.

Fire Alarm activations were occurring on a regular basis due to wash-down processes necessary for a food production environment.

Project goal:

The goal was to significantly reduce the cost of downtime cause by the Fire Alarm system whilst not compromising on safety.


Rhino Fire Control were approached by Bakkavor to make recommendations for replacement Fire Alarm equipment that would not be prone to false alarms from their wash-down processes. Rhino recommended an open-protocol Fire Alarm system that had waterproof call-points, detectors and sounders, and installed these throughout the production areas.


As a result of the upgrade of Fire Alarm equipment, the false alarms were significantly reduced. This had the following benefits to Bakkavor:

✔ Increased safety of staff and property

✔ Reduced loss of profit

✔ Less unnecessary attendances from the fire authorities