Fire Alarm Maintenance
FTS Safety Solutions deliver a Fire Alarm Maintenance service in association with a local fire company who specialise in all types of fire alarm systems, fire detection and automatic extinguishing systems. They are a British Standard approved company of assessed capability and have third party accreditation in compliance with the BAFE scheme.
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 maintenance, 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.
What kinds of tests are 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. The Fire panel, the batteries and all cable joints where accessible will be checked for integrity and functionality.
What happens after the testing is finished?
When all the testing is completed you will receive a full report on the condition of your installation which may detail the following information (if requested):
- Asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations)
- Test Data (results of tests carried out on all luminaires)
- Detailed instructions regarding interim testing requirements and method of achieving them)
- Log Book (a document to record all interim routine tests and any remedial actions required and subsequently taken)