Fire And Smoke Alarm Systems
Effective fire alarm systems are a key element in preventing a small fire turning into a disaster. For us, fire alarms are much more than just a compliance tool. An effective fire alarm will alert you quickly and accurately, allowing you to direct first responders to the fire location so it can be dealt with early. Whether it is the initial design, system maintenance or full installation – we have the knowledge and experience to deliver a first-class solution for you.
A Fire alarm certificate is a mandatory inspection and should be carried out in accordance with BS5839. These regulations are part of the fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings; they cover design commissioning and maintenance.
Below is a guide to fire alarm inspections; these have been broken down into types of systems:
Grade A fire alarm systems have the following requirements;
- Smoke Detectors.
- Heat Detectors.
- Manual Call Points.
- Central Control Panel.
They are usually found in commercial property but can also be installed in homes.
Grade D fire alarm system is usually interlinked smoke/Heat alarms, this system can be found in most domestic properties.
Tests Carried Out
A full test of the fire alarm system should be carried out every 6 months. The test should be carried out by a competent person (such as a qualified electrician). Fire alarm testing should be carried out in accordance with BS5839 part 1 section 6. 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. Fire panels, their batteries and all cable joints where accessible will be checked for integrity and functionality.
Once completed you will receive the test results that will include an asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations), test data, detailed instructions to client regarding interim testing requirements and method of achieving them and a logbook (document for client to record all interim routine tests and any remedial actions required and subsequently taken)