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.
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Why choose Metro Safety
Metro Safety conduct over 120,000 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 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
When tenants are happy we know it means less work for you. We provide a regular testing schedule to minimise disruption, and tenants are notified prior to each fire alarm test to avoid confusion.
Tester SMART Digitalised Visit Capture & Reporting Platform
All information regarding your test visits is recorded using Tester SMART our digital visit capture and reporting system.
Our Tester SMART system can provide a key issues report within 30 minutes of the test being completed. This means we can let you know immediately if any serious faults have been identified. Photographic evidence of key issues is available where helpful.
We can also use the system to email your approved contractors allowing issues to be resolved promptly without delay and any unnecessary paperwork.
Visit records are witnessed and are also kept off-site so that you can call upon them in the event of a significant incident.
Our qualified team of professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our Fire Alarm Testing service. Please phone 0845 058 9999 for free advice and a quotation.