Learn About Our Fire Alarm Testing

Here at Exist A Test, we specialise in providing different types of electrical testing services. As part of our services, we include fire alarm testing services. Based 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 comprehensive alarm testing service.  Today, we are going to focus on our fire alarm testing services, so read on to find out more.

The Law Regarding Fire Alarm Testing

Whilst fire alarm testing is important in any property, especially when new tenants move in, it is also important to test alarm systems in the workplace. A failure to maintain your fire alarm system leave your company liable in the case of a fire. Maintain these safety elements is required by law, so to make sure that you have sufficient fire protection in place for your workforce, you should make a fire alarm inspection routine a key part of your company’s health and safety policy. At Existatest, our professional testing package can also include PAT, fixed wiring tests along with our standard fire alarm inspection.

How to Meet the HSE Regulations

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) sets the health and safety regulations, coming directly from the government, which stipulate that a fire detection and warning system must be present and functional in both commercial and public premises. Central battery systems should be tested every month, with the system monitors also checked for the right operation. We can provide light testing on both a monthly basis, as well as an annual basis, involving each luminaire and internally illuminated exit sign to be energised from its battery. It simulates a power failure in order to carry out the inspection process. We always double check that the usual energy supply is in place, with any defects that require attention kept in a log. Within 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. In keeping with the HSE rules, our fire alarm testing includes checking that fire alarms, emergency lighting and fire exit signs are all operational and will perform as required in the event of a fire. When we perform testing, as well as triggering the siren, we make sure the premises  is as safe as possible for everyone working there, based on the latest guidelines.


Examples in the Workplace


Fire alarm systems not only consist of the loud sound that penetrates the air, but also includes a visual aspect of the system. This is key in a workplace where loud tools are used and staff wear ear defenders. A visual alarm guarantees that everyone will be alerted to the emergency situation and can evacuate accordingly, even if they are unable to hear the alarms.


Contact Us


To arrange a comprehensive fire alarm inspection service, get in touch with us today by completing our online contact form, or emailing us at info@existatestltd.com. Alternatively, you can call us on 07833 476802 to speak to a member of our team directly. We will be pleased to answer any queries you may have for us.


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