A Fire alarm certificate is a mandatory inspection and should be carried out in accordance with BS5839-1-2013. These regulations are part of the fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings; they cover design commissioning and maintenance.
Below is a guide to fire alarm inspections; these have been broken down into types of systems:
Grade A Fire Alarm system
Commercial fire alarm systems have the following requirements;
• Smoke Detectors.
• Heat Detectors.
• Manual Call Points.
• Central Control Panel.
They are usually found in a commercial property, but can also be installed in homes.
Domestic Fire Alarm System:
A Grade D fire alarm system is usually interlinked smoke/Heat alarms, this system can be found in most domestic properties.
A full test of the fire alarm system should be carried out every 6 months. The test should be carried out by a competent person. The fire alarm test should be carried out in accordance with BS5839 part 1 section 6. Once the test is completed it should be put in the log book. On completion of your fire alarm testing you should receive a fire alarm certificate.
Tests Carried Out
All smoke and heat detectors will be tested for functionality. Bells and sounders will be operated and assessed to ensure that they provide sufficient sound levels in all areas. Fire panels, their batteries and all cable joints where accessible will be checked for integrity and functionality.
Asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations)
Test Data (results of tests carried out on all luminaires)
Detailed instructions to client regarding interim testing requirements and method of achieving them)
Log Book (document for client to record all interim routine tests and any remedial actions required and subsequently taken)
Fixed Wire Testing on the fire alarm equipment:
The wiring of your fire alarm system should also be tested. This can be done every 5 years with the electrical certificate. The electrical installation condition report must be done in line with BS7671.
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