Inspection and Servicing
Regular fire alarm maintenance is crucial for ensuring the safety of your property and people. A well-maintained system can help detect issues early on and prevent false alarms. This may include replacing or servicing parts in order to ensure the system operates as intended to keep your and your building safe from fire damage.
We’ve included some general tests you should perform weekly and monthly to ensure your fire system is in top working conditions. This information provides general guidance of fire detection and fire alarm system users, based on the British Standards. For more detailed guidance and recommendations, consult the BS 5839 code.
We also offer professional servicing for more in-depth maintenance and inspection. These aren’t needed as frequently, but are just as important. Reach out to us to learn more!
Routine testing by the user
To maintain the safety of your premises, it’s crucial to conduct regular fire equipment maintenance. Depending on the type of product, the service interval may vary from weekly to monthly. Although certified checks are necessary, it is equally important to perform weekly self-checks to guarantee the batteries, wiring, and the overall condition of your equipment are in proper working order.
Each week test:
- A different manual call point during working hours to cheek that the control panel and alarm sounders operate satisfactorily.
- Voice alarm systems to ensure they are working correctly. If the system is connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), alert them to when testing will take place.
Each Month Test:
- Any automatically started generator used for the fire detection and fire alarm system should be tested.
- Any vented batteries used as a standby power supply for the fire detection and fire alarm system should be inspected for corrosion or loss or power.
Inspection and Servicing by ICU2 Security Ltd
We provide annual fire alarm inspection and servicing in accordance with British Standards, so you can feel certain your fire system has the highest protection required.
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Periodic inspection and testing
- The period between visits to undertake inspection and service should he based upon a risk assessment but the maximum period between visits should not exceed six months.
- The log book should be inspected. If not got one, then one will be supplied by ICU2 Security Ltd (cost incurred)
- A visual inspection should be made to check whether structural or occupancy changes have been made that require changes to the fire detection and fire alarm system.
- False alarm records should be checked and relevant action taken if necessary
- Batteries should be checked and tested
- Control panel functions should be checked and tested
- Fire alarm devices should be tested
- Facilities for automatic transmission of alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre (ARC) should be checked after advising the ARC of the proposed actions
- All fault indicators and circuits should be tested and checked
- Printers should be tested
- Other checks and tests recommended by the manufacturer should be carried out
- Outstanding defects should be reported and the logbook completed and servicing certificate issued.
Inspection and test of a system over a 12 month period
- The switch mechanism of every manual call point should be tested
- Every automatic fire detector should be examined and functionally tested. This includes, but is not limited to; smoke detectors, resettable heat detectors, optical beam smoke detectors, aspirating fire detection systems, carbon monoxide fire detectors and flame detectors
- All fire alarm devices (both visual and audible) should be tested
- Certain filament lamps should be replaced
- Radio fire detection and fire alarm system signal strengths should be checked
- Visual inspection of readily accessible cable fixings should be undertaken
- The cause and effect programme should be checked
- The standby power supply capacity should be checked
- Other annual checks and tests recommended by the system component manufacturers should be undertaken
- Outstanding defects should be reported and the servicing certificate issued.
Quarterly inspection of vented batteries
- Vented batteries should be examined and topped up if necessary
The arrangements in the above section, inspection and servicing are intended to maintain the system in operation under normal circumstances. However, from time to time, the fire alarm system is likely to require non-routine attention, including special maintenance.
Non-routine maintenance includes
- special inspection of an existing fire alarm system when a new servicing organization takes over servicing the system;
- repair of faults or damage;
- modification to take account of extensions, alterations, changes in occupancy or false alarms;
- action to address an unacceptable rate of false alarms;
- inspection and test of the system following a fire.
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