Fire Alarm installation and maintenance

We install and maintain  fire alarm systems large and small in various properties to the current regulations and can advise on any type of system.

Note: When a fire alarm system is installed part of the requirements of the British standards are that it is maintained.

Our maintenance plan is tailored to suit your needs at a realistic cost and we won't tie you in to a long term contract. 

We then issue a work sheet and test certificate if your system is compliant and you are able to call us at any time if the system develops a fault or you need expert advice out of normal working hours. We are able to undertake all aspects of maintaining your fire alarm system throughout North Devon including emergency lighting.

To comply with Health and Safety Regulations it is most important to ensure your fire alarm equipment is regularly serviced. It is a requirement to do so to meet British standards. Failure can in effect give your insurance company a good reason not to pay in the event you have to make a claim.

All fire systems are maintained to BS 5839. Remember as a condition of meeting BS 5839 Part 1 the system must be regularly inspected and maintained at quarterly visits per annum. This is in addition to duties required by the system user. Our engineers can provide a full maintaince program or the basic minimum which is one annual and one bi-annual test and inspection by qualified fire alarm engineers each year. 

Fire Alarm Testing and Maintenance (BS5839: Part 1:2002 )

The following information lists the testing and maintenance schedule that is required.

Daily Inspection

Check that the Charger indicator shows. Inspect for any fault indicator showing or sounder operating. Inform the designated responsible person of any fault.

Weekly Test

Operate a call point or detector to test the system. Ensure that all indicators show by resetting according to the instructions provided with the panel and check that the internal sounder operates. Check that the sounders operate. Reset the fire alarm panel. Each week choose a different zone in rotation, so that way all call points are tested in rotation. Check all call points and detectors and ensure that none are obstructed in any way. Enter results of tests into log book.

Quarterly Test

Check all previous log book entries and clarify that any remedial action has been taken. Check the battery and its connections. Operate a call point or detector in each zone to test the fire alarm as per above. Remove mains supply and check that the battery is capable of supplying the alarm sounders.

Annual Test

Carry out tests as detailed above. Additionally test all detectors and call points and check for operation.

Every 2-3 years

Clean smoke detectors to ensure correct operation and freedom from false alarms. Special equipment is required for cleaning smoke detectors.

Every 4 years

Replace sealed lead acid batteries.