periodic inspection and testing (now known as condition reporting)
Why do we need this?
Fire alarm and detection systems are designed and installed as an early warning system to the inhabitants of buildings that danger from fire is imminent. A system that is correctly designed, installed and maintained will ensure that all employees and members of the public have adequate time to evacuate a building in a safe and controlled manner.
What does it involve?
Fire alarm inspection and testing involves a series of visual and manual checks being carried out on the installation to ensure its integrity, this includes cables, containment, panels, detectors and sounders. Whilst this type of work is completely non-evasive, it will be necessary for the inspecting engineer to carry out a fire alarm test which will involve triggering the alarm system via a detector or break-glass point.
What will I receive?
Upon completion of fire detection and alarm system testing you will receive a report that details the following;
• Installation details and characteristics
• Circuit information and test results
• Schedule of items inspected and tested
• A list of defects or deviations from the British Standard, which we suggest requires immediate attention.