Fire Alarm Testing Services

Keeping Your Fire Alarms in Check

Safeguard those residing in your property while taking steps to prevent the devastating impact that can be caused by fires. At Existatest, our hard-working technicians are on standby to assist you with fire alarm testing and emergency lighting services.

Fire alarms are a central part of the Health & Safety Executive’s strategy for protecting the UK workforce from fire and fire-related injuries. To keep these measures operational and working as they should, a robust fire alarm inspection routine is a must for all conscientious business owners and building managers. 

For complete peace of mind and to guarantee compliance, it’s good to know there are professional fire alarm testing services companies can turn to.

The direction from HSE is that a fire detection and warning system must be present and operational in any type of commercial or public premises. All fire alarm systems should be of a type appropriate to the building and the work which goes on there. 

For example, in a workshop where loud tools are used and staff wear ear defenders, an extra-loud alarm system should be fitted so that everyone can be alerted in an emergency, and a visual alarm should be considered. 

While competent staff members can be trained to perform fire alarm testing, a professional fire alarm inspection service has the experience and up-to-date industry knowledge to spot issues or inconsistencies before they compromise the safety of your workforce.

As stated above, HSE rules require that a fire alarm test
includes checking that fire alarms, emergency lighting and fire exit signs are all operational and will perform as designed in the event of a fire. 

Our fire alarm testing services go well beyond simply triggering the siren - when we perform testing, it is our intention to make our customer’s site as safe as we can for all concerned, based on the latest guidelines.

For workplace safety testing including PAT testing, fixed wiring tests and
a comprehensive fire alarm inspection service companies should contact Existatest today.

Monthly Light Testing

During a monthly emergency light inspection, we complete certain duties. These are outlined as follows:

  • Each luminaire and internally illuminated exit sign should be energised from its battery by simulation of a failure for a period sufficient to ensure that each lamp is illuminated.
  • Each luminaire and exit sign should be visually checked to ensure that they are present, clean, and functioning correctly.
  • Upon completion, each luminaire should be checked to ensure normal supply has been restored.
  • In addition, any defects should be noted in the log book.

Annual Light Testing

During an annual testing procedure, we adhere to certain requirements. These are outlined below:

The monthly inspections as above should be undertaken.

  • Each luminaire and internally illuminated exit sign should be energised from its battery by simulation of a failure for its full duration. This is in accordance with the manufacturer's information and is usually three hours.
  • Charging arrangements should be checked for proper functioning.
  • The date of the test and its results should be recorded in the system logbook.

Central Battery Systems

Central battery systems should be tested monthly. In addition to the tests shown above, the system monitors should also be checked for correct operation.

Contact our experts to obtain more details about our fire alarm testing and emergency lighting services.