Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection

British Standard: BS5839

Regular testing and inspection is the most reliable means of ensuring that your existing fire detection system remains fully functional in the event of a fire. A competent person must undertake weekly checks in addition to a full inspection at intervals not exceeding 6 months. Using qualified engineers, The Elec Group will inspect, test, repair and maintain your fire alarm system to BS5839 standard

Appropriate fire alarms are a legal requirement for every single business. It’s not enough to simply install one though, by law, you’ve got to maintain and test it too.

The legalities

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) is the overarching legislation covering fire  safety.

To comply with the RRO, your premises, facilities, equipment and devices must be regularly maintained by a competent person – which, of course, includes your fire alarms.

Expanding on this is the guidance set out in the relevant British Standard: BS 5839, which recommends fire alarm detection systems are inspected by a competent person at least twice a year.

Don’t be alarmed

If you’re worried your current fire alarm safety regime isn’t up to scratch, then we can help. We’ve got an army of highly experienced and qualified technicians on hand to thoroughly inspect your fire detection devices twice a year.

To find out more about our Fire Alarm Servicing, get in touch with our dedicated sales team and see if we can help  – 01223 506 506