Fire Alarm Testing

Fire alarm testing is a vital practice for ensuring your system is working effectively under a range of test conditions.

 

Our engineers service and test all alarm points including call points, sounders, detectors and the panel itself.

The safety of your employees is of paramount importance. By undergoing regular fire alarm testing you can ensure they are covered in the event of an emergency. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Fire Alarm Testing

Who is Responsible?


Realistically, everybody has a duty to ensure the safety of others whilst at work; however, the Duty Holder will have ultimate responsibility for electrical safety. If nobody at your place of work is clear on who that is, then the responsibility falls on the most senior person. It is important to know who has the responsibility for safety and welfare of staff in order to establish that compliance is achieved.




Who can carry out the work?


It is vital that this type of work is carried by a qualified and experienced test Engineer. Such Engineers are generally fully qualified electricians who have experience of testing fire alarm systems. When selecting your contractor you should ask to see evidence of their qualifications and experience in this type of work.




Will it affect my business?


There will be some impact such as sounders going off, when tested and silenced and when smoke is simulated to see how the system responds; however, with careful planning and strong liaison between you and your contractor, this can be conducted at a time that best suits your business.




What could happen if I dont carry out Fire Alarm Testing?


There are many reasons not to do fire alarm tewting such as cost, inconvenience, or lack of knowledge. However none of these reasons will be accepted as a defence in the event that an accident or fire occurs. Aside from the threat of prosecution in the event of injury or death, surely the safety of your colleagues, employees, patients or belongings are reason enough to test and inspect your emergency systems opperate correctly when the situation requires them to.




Why Do I need to carry out Fire Alarm Testing


The safety of your employees is of paramount importance. By undergoing regular fire alarm testing you can ensure they are covered in the event of an emergency. If your system is not regularly tested and maintained correctly, how can you be sure it will perform as expected, should and emergency occur?





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