What is involved in fire alarm system testing and why is it so important?

15 December 2021

Fire safety is of course of the utmost importance across every household and workplace. For businesses in particular, prioritising fire safety doesn’t just save lives, it’s integral to remaining compliant with the latest fire safety regulations.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises - whether they’re landlords, employers or managers - must implement various precautions and procedures to ensure the highest standard of fire safety.

Along with conducting regular fire risk assessments and ensuring fire safety equipment is in good condition, you must ensure that your fire alarm system is fully compliant. That’s where our fire alarm system testing service comes in…


Why is fire alarm system testing important?

Fire alarm inspection and testing ensures the systems you rely on when the worst does happen provide the highest level of safety. Your commercial premises’ fire alarm system must provide protection for the property and the people within around the clock, 365 days a year.

To ensure the system works as it should do, your fire alarm system must be tested and maintained on a regular basis. Many fire alarm systems can become damaged or unresponsive due to failures and wear. With fire alarm system testing, you can ensure these failures can be identified and rectified as soon as possible, not left to chance, to keep your people and premises safe in the event of a fire.

By testing your fire alarm regularly, you can ensure ultimate peace of mind and keep the upkeep of your wider fire safety system convenient and cost effective.


How often should I have my fire alarm tested?

By law, your fire alarm system must be inspected and tested every six months. Any repairs or maintenance must also be completed when required to guarantee the operation and reliability of your system.

The system itself must be tested by a qualified technician in accordance with British Standard 5839 -1:2013.


What does fire alarm system testing involve?

Here at Electrical Testers, we use the latest standards and legislation to test your fire alarm system comprehensively. Following inspection and testing, you will be provided with a full schedule, detailing the component parts of the systems, repairs undertaken and any outstanding issues that need to be resolved.


Why should I choose Electrical Testers?

Thanks to our expertise and years of experience, you can rely on us to undertake fire alarm system testing on your behalf. Our full range of services ensures you can increase safety across other areas of your business to ensure a complete solution.

You can find out more about our fire alarm system testing service or contact us to discuss your requirements here.



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