Case Study: Safeguarding Knowledge with Planned Preventive Maintenance at Libraries NI

SR Fire and Security are responsible for the Planned Preventative Maintenance across all Libraries NI sites.

Client Background

Libraries NI, a cornerstone of community education and culture, houses a wealth of knowledge and resources across its numerous branches. Ensuring the safety and security of these invaluable assets is a top priority.

Planned Preventative Maintenance at Libraries NI Sites

Facing the challenge of maintaining diverse security systems across multiple library locations, NI Libraries sought a comprehensive solution. The goal was to implement a proactive approach to maintenance that would prevent system disruptions, guaranteeing uninterrupted access to resources and a safe environment for library visitors.

Solution by SR Fire and Security

Recognising the critical role of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), SR Fire and Security partnered with NI Libraries to establish a tailored maintenance plan. This encompassed regular inspections, testing, and updates for fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, and Fire Extinguishers.


The PPM strategy involved systematic and scheduled checks on all security systems. Our team of experts conducted thorough examinations, addressing potential issues before they could escalate. This proactive approach aimed to guarantee the continuous functionality of fire alarm systems, ensuring early detection in the event of an emergency.


By adopting a proactive PPM strategy, NI Libraries experience a significant reduction in unexpected system failures. The risk of downtime due to malfunctioning security systems is minimised, providing a stable and secure environment for both library staff and visitors.


  1. Reliability: The library staff could trust in the consistent performance of security systems, contributing to a safer environment.
  2. Cost-Efficiency: Proactive maintenance reduced the need for reactive repairs, saving on potential emergency costs and minimising disruptions to library operations.
  3. Longevity: Regular check-ups and updates extended the lifespan of security systems, protecting the library’s investment in these crucial components.
  4. Compliance: Ensuring that all systems were up-to-date and met industry standards helped the libraries adhere to safety and security regulations.


The ongoing partnership between SR Fire and Security and NI Libraries demonstrates the positive impact of Planned Preventive Maintenance in preserving the safety and integrity of essential community spaces. By staying ahead of potential issues, this proactive approach ensures that the libraries can continue their vital role in education and cultural enrichment without compromise.

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