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When Should Your Fire Alarm System Be Tested?

By December 29, 2021No Comments

It’s important to remember the role and duty of a fire alarm system. It is there to detect a fire and warn people of the fire. Many think that a fire alarm system is solely installed because it’s the law. However, the real reason you should have fire alarms and your fire alarm system should be tested is because it is there to save lives and protected the property.

Your fire alarm system is an electronic system. This could mean that, as time goes on, as with all electronic systems, it could become faulty or begin to fail. This is why it is so important that your fire alarm system needs to be checked. This way any faults can be found and fixed before it’s too late.

It is recommended that your fire alarm system should be tested at least once a year. At this time a fire safety professional, one of our team for example, should complete a full inspection of the fire alarm system. This will ensure it is in good working order and can be relied upon in case of an emergency.

The government will allow some grace period of when your fire alarm system is tested. However, you still need to be regular in your testing. For example, if the annual test of the fire alarm system is completed in March, then it needs to be completed in March every year.

When you arrange for your fire alarm system test to be completed by us, we can book you in for every year in the future, at the same time. This gives you one less thing to worry about. All while knowing your fire alarm system will be tested and maintained annually.

Fire alarm inspections are essential because your fire alarm systems need to be working at all times. This enables them to detect fire and warn people of the fire. During a fire alarm system check each device is tested. This ensures that the entire system is working. Any failures can be spotted and fixed quickly, so your business and staff are safe.

Not sure when your fire alarm system was last checked? Call us now and we can book you in for a fire alarm system check, and schedule in annual tests going forward too.