About Us

Find out a bit about Tennals Fire & Security

Company Background

MHS Alarm Services Ltd was originally formed in 1972 as Midland Home Security. A few years later the firm changed it's name to MHS Security as work increased outside the "Midlands" area. The firm enjoyed a continued steady growth.

In 1989, MHS Security joined forces with Delta Alarms a southern based company to extend its national coverage. In 2009 MHS was acquired by Tennals Group, and ever since have continued that growth organically, also through numerous acquisitions.  With over forty years’ experience in this industry, and a robust client base we have grown through recommendation only. As a business we pride ourselves on working to third party accreditation, delivering a service our clients expect through a competitive unique pricing model with no hidden extra’s.

Currently Tennals are one of the largest independent owned fire and security organisations in the UK.


Understanding Fire Safety

In England and Wales, the law states that if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or non-domestic premises, you are responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’. The law is governed by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which replaces all previous fire legislation since 1 October 2006. Visit https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities for more information.

In Scotland, this legislation is governed by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and in Northern Ireland by The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.

The fire safety process always starts with a fire risk assessment. If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself, you will need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help e.g. a professional fire risk assessor. If you’re not sure if your risk assessment has been carried out properly, your local fire and rescue authority might be able to give you advice, although they can’t carry out risk assessments for you.

We provide a single solution to fire safety and has fully qualified assessors to carry out fire risk assessments for you, ensuring you comply with the law.

Once your fire risk assessment is complete, we can advise on, install and service the equipment you need. Our product range is divided into four main areas, each one representing a key stage of fire safety. Your requirements will depend upon the nature of your business and the type of premises you occupy.

3rd Party Accreditation

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