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Fire Alarm Testing

A correctly designed and working fire alarm system will give enough warning to save lives and hopefully allow fire fighters enough time to limit property damage. Periodic testing, backed up by regular user checks will ensure that the system is always protecting people and property.

Over time, smoke detectors become less sensitive, standby batteries in control panels become weak and general faults can develop.

The sensitivity of detectors on a poorly maintained or neglected fire alarm system may result in the system not going into alarm condition should a fire develop, that could be deadly.

Regular checks are an essential part of fire alarm system maintenance.

Periodic testing of fire alarm systems is a requirement for a local authority fire certificate.

Tests Carried Out

All smoke and heat detectors will be tested for functionality. Bells and sounders will be operated and assessed to ensure that they provide sufficient sound levels in all areas. Fire panels, their batteries and all cable joints where accessible will be checked for integrity and functionality.

Test Results

Asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations)
Test Data (results of tests carried out on all luminaires)
Detailed instructions to client regarding interim testing requirements and method of achieving them)
Log Book (document for client to record all interim routine tests and any remedial actions required and subsequently taken)

For full surveys & inspections follow this link Fire Alarm Safety Assessment


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