01/07/2021 0 Comments
Fire Alarm Testing
Here at Exist A Test, we are experts in electrical testing, and as part of our services we include fire alarm testing services. From our base in Coventry, we can offer both monthly and annual fire testing services, which can include both fire alarm testing and emergency lighting testing as part of our holistic alarm testing service. We know that checking your fire alarms is a vital process that should be carried out periodically by professionals like us that you can depend on for your health and safety time and time again.
Legal Requirements for Fire Alarm Testing
You may know about the importance of fire alarm testing in the home, as this is where you want to feel safest when you sleep at night. However, fire alarm testing services are essential in the workplace as well. In fact, it is a legal obligation as a failure to maintain these safety elements could leave your company liable, in the case of a fire. In order to guarantee that you have sufficient fire protection in place for your workforce, preventing any fire-related injuries, you should make a fire alarm inspection routine a focal point in your company’s health and safety policy. By opting for a professional fire alarm testing service, you can rest in the knowledge that you will have compliance with the law. As stated, our fire alarm test also includes testing for the emergency lighting and fire exit signs, in addition to the alarm system. As well as activating the alarm, our goal is to also make sure that the site as safe as possible based on the latest guidelines. Our complete testing package can also include PAT, fixed wiring tests along with our standard fire alarm inspection.
Meeting HSE Regulations
HSE refers to the Health and Safety Executive, which sets out information and advice regarding health and safety regulations, coming directly from the government. It is best to follow these guidelines in order to make sure your organisation is operating to the best practice of health and safety regulations. These regulations stipulate that a fire detection and warning system must be present and functional in both commercial and public premises. You should also pay attention to any specific details that are relevant to your specific workplace. As an example, your premises will require a high-volume alarm and visual warnings if workers need to wear ear defenders to also protect them from loud noise. When you choose professional fire alarm testing, you can rest assured that you meet the current standards of fire safety.
Regularity of Fire Testing
If you are wondering how regular fire testing should be, it is worth noting that central battery systems should be tested every month, with the system monitors also checked for the right operation. We can offer light testing on both a monthly basis, as well as an annual basis. This involves each luminaire and internally illuminated exit sign to be energised from its battery. It aims to simulate a power failure so that each item can be visually checked to be present, clean and working as it should. Following this inspection stage, we double check it to make sure that the usual energy supply is in place, with any defects that require attention kept in a log. During annual light inspections, charging arrangements are also checked for proper functioning, with the date of the test and results also recorded in the system logbook.
Located in Coventry, for more information about our fire alarm testing services, please get in touch today through our contact form, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our team directly, call us on 01676 483943. We will be glad to help you with any queries you may have for us.