Fire Alarm Testing

Fire alarm systems should be regularly tested to ensure that they safeguard persons within the premises. British Standard BS5839-1 recommends that this should be done weekly or as determined by the fire risk assessment. There are penalties for non-compliance.

How is a Fire Alarm Test conducted?

A manual call point is activated to test audibility and operating effectiveness of the system. This is usually done by inserting a dedicated test key. The test is then recorded in the site logbook.

Metro's efficiency and fast response times have really saved me time, and help me serve my clients.

Zain Phommachanh
Operational Support Manager
The Shield Guarding Company

Why choose Metro Safety

Metro Safety conduct over 110,000 fire alarm test visits per year on a nationwide basis. You can be confident that we have the experience and resources to help keep your properties and their occupants safe. 

Full Pre-test Audit

Before commencing our fire alarm testing service, we conduct a full audit of the property, identifying the systems and equipment on site, as well as interacting with tenants to get their details and pinpoint any potential problems. This allows us to test and report with complete building knowledge, ensuring the service runs as smoothly as possible.

Reliable Fire Alarm Testing Service

Reliability is fundamental when conducting routine services, especially when the frequency is weekly. The same Metro Safety tester provides a regular pattern of fire alarm testing on the same day each week, and we have robust procedures in place to cover holidays and absences. Our nationwide network of fully trained testers, work to the relevant British Standard and systematically ensure that the call point rotation is properly followed.

Additional Combined Services

We also offer a number of additional services which are available alongside our regular monthly emergency lighting or weekly fire alarm tests.

Services such as tap temperature checks, meter readings and smoke detector tests can be integrated to form part of your regular testing routines. By combining services together in this way several tests can be conducted during a single service visit. This reduces the number of visits to site, maximising efficiency and saving money. Find out more

Tenant Liaison

When tenants are happy we know it means less work for you. We provide a regular testing schedule to minimise disruption, and our testers liaise with tenants prior to each fire alarm test to avoid confusion.

Clear Test Reports & Records

Clear information concerning your weekly test visits is distributed to you through monthly electronic reports and serious faults are reported on the day they are identified. Visit records are witnessed and are also kept off-site so that you can call upon them in the event of a significant incident.

Next Steps

Our qualified team of professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our Fire Alarm Testing service. Please contact our Customer Service Team on 0845 058 9999 (9:00am - 5:30pm) for free advice and a quotation.

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