28 Jul Fire Alarms & Regular Testing
The importance of fire alarms, regular testing & maintenance
If your business has had fire alarm installed, it is extremely important that all fire alarms are regularly maintained and tested. Overtime the electronics within the fire alarm can get damaged, compromised or are degraded. Dust, dirt, vandalism, rodents chewing the wires and water can all affect the system working correctly in the event of a fire. Regular electrical tests should be carried out to ensure that in the event of a fire, your fire alarms protect your building, employees and visitors.
Why is it important to having fire alarm testing and maintenance carried out?
- In the event of a fire, if your systems prove to be inadequate, you could face fines or even a prison sentence.
- If people are hurt during a fire and your fire safety systems fail, you could also face high legal costs
- Insurance providers may not cover you, if you have not sufficiently tested and maintained your fire safety systems.
Fire can spread quickly and cause a large amount of damage to a business. Businesses can go bankrupt due to their lack of ability to carry on trading, not to mention the financial impact a fire can have on the building. Fire alarms and fire equipment can save lives and reduce damage to your building and stock.
Statistics show that fire alarms which are installed and maintained to British Standard 5839 save a lot of lives each year. A fire alarms role is to reduce or remove the chance of people getting hurt if a fire occurs.
Where fire detection and fire alarm systems are required, the responsibility is with the responsible person to ensure that it is fit for purpose.
By having a regular maintenance plan it can help keep your business and its people protected. At Safe and Sure Fire Protection, our fire maintenance team operate 24/7 – 365 days a year, we carry out servicing twice a year to ensure peace of mind. In the commercial sector you must be compliant with the latest legislations. We can help provide your business with solutions to ensure it complies to these.
Find out more about our fire alarm servicing & maintenance.
Fire Risk Assessments
Companies which have five or more employees must produce a documented fire risk assessment. This ensures that all measures have been taken for the prevention and detection of fire.
The fire safety order of 2005, states it is the responsibility of the business to ensure the safety of its employees and visitors alike. The designated responsible person must conduct or employ a qualified person to carry out a fire risk assessment and implement and maintain that fire safety plan.
Please call us to for a quotation for your fire alarm servicing and maintenance on 0191 378 1153