Maintaining a Fire Alarm
Fire Alarms require regular maintenance & testing to ensure that the alarm is funtioning as it should. Monthly, Yearly, five yearly and 20 year certification is required by proffesional engineers with records kept within the premisis.
Checks all equipment for proper functioning. Activate alarms and ensure connection to the fire brigade operates as it should.
6-monthly test: Monthly test plus inspecting sinage, acuators & local control stations where Special Hazard systems are installed.
As above, includes all system functioning testing for the shutting down of system, testing 20% heat detection units, 50% of smoke detectors & 100% of all manual call points. Additionally, sound levels from all occupant warning systems are measured & check that the system meets the requirements and that no alterations or changes have been made to the area.
A 5-yearly test:
The 5 yearly test is more scientific than the other interval tests in that quite a bit of system measuring is required such as impedance of occupant warning system speaker lines, short circuit isolators and power supply testing.
False alarms are quite a common occcurance if the Fire alarm System is not regullay maintained. At some premisis, due to other safety concerns, it may also be a requirement to have regular cleaning of the smoke detector units due to particles such as dust, insects and debris.This either takes place 6 monthly or annually. If you have any question ot would like to arrange for a free fire safety consultation then please contact us for help.