The Fire Alarm Testing Process
Fire Alarm Testing involves the periodic testing and inspection of all the key components of your fire alarm system, including fire sensors, smoke alarms, manual call points, bells, sounders and fire extinguishers.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all commercial environments as well as to any place the public reside in or visit. The Order requires employers to undertake a comprehensive fire risk assessment. A designated member of staff must be made responsible for Health and Safety and accountable for the servicing of both fire extinguishers and alarms, and for ensuring that, where fitted, any fire protection equipment is maintained to the relevant standard and with proper records being maintained.
Failure to properly maintain your alarm system puts you in violation of Health and Safety and Local Authority guidelines as well as National and European legislation. It may also place you in breach of the terms of your insurance cover, invalidating any claim you might make in the event of fire. Failure to undertake and hold a written Risk Assessment is a Criminal Offence. Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (As Amended 1999) require any business with 5 or more employees to carry out a written Risk Assessment and have an Emergency Plan.
How We Can Help
Calbarrie Compliance Services certified engineers test the condition and proper functioning of every component of your system, update your certification and advise of, and carry out repair or replacement to, any defective component.
If you are concerned about the condition of the fire alarms and associated system in your workplace and need professional advice, or would like a quotation for contract testing and certification of your installation, click the button below to contact us.