Your fire alarm system has been installed to protect you and your building. Everyone depends on this system functioning properly in the event of a fire, acting as an early warning system and enabling safe and timely evacuation. You have a legal obligation to ensure that this detection system is in good working order and adheres to current regulatory standards. MCL will make servicing your fire alarm panel an effortless legal obligation for you. Our trained engineers will carry out your servicing in accordance with BS5839-1 and offer you a cost effective way to ensure your sounders will activate if needed, giving you peace of mind.We can provide you with routine bi-annual alarm testing & servicing as well as emergency call outs
The recommended interval between these inspections should not exceed six months. One of the MCL certified alarm engineers will visit your premises and carry out the following during these sixth months period ..
- Visually inspecting any structural or occupancy changes to assess whether changes to the fire alarm system are required.
- Checking false alarm records.
- Battery checking and testing.
- Checking and testing of control panel functions.
- Testing of fire alarm devices.
- Checking automatic transmission of alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre (ARC).
- Checking and testing of all fault indicators and circuits.
- Other checks and tests recommended by the manufacturer.
- Reporting of outstanding defects.
- Completing log book.
- Issuing servicing certificate.
The only reliable and measurable means of ensuring that your existing fire detection system remains compliant and fully functional is to instigate a plan of regular routine maintenance and testing carried out by a ‘competent person’ supplemented by weekly user tests. Intelligent Security and Fire test and inspect fire alarm systems in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and British Standards BS5839:2002.
BS5839:2002 recommends weekly user tests consisting of the operation of one manual call point, ensuring that the alarm panel processes the fire signal and activates the alarm sounders. Each test should be recorded in the fire alarm log book. During the instillation and maintenance of your alarms and emergency lighting one of our engineers will help you set up this process and answer any queries you may have.