14 Nov Fire Safety Equipment Servicing & Maintenance
What you need to know about the and Servicing & Maintenance of your Fire Safety Equipment
The inspection, maintenance, and servicing of your fire safety equipment is an essential service that should be carried out by a competent third party accredited fire protection company, to ensure you are compliant and meet your fire safety obligations.
In the event of a fire, if the fire protection equipment on your premises is found to be at fault or not regularly tested this could result in costly fines or even fatalities.
You can refer to your risk assessment in regard to recommendations and procedures to be undertaken. It is a legal requirement that if you are responsible for a building (not including private dwellings) that a fire risk assessment has been completed for the premises and that any fire risks and hazards have been identified in order to take appropriate action, in the event of a fire.
Fire Alarm Systems
The UK Government recommends that all fire alarm and detection systems should be installed and maintained in accordance with the relevant British Standard Regulations (BS 5839).
BS 5839 recommends that your fire alarm system should be inspected at least every six months. Larger premises with more complex systems are recommended to be inspected quarterly.
A weekly test should also be carried out by a competent person and documented in a log book.
Government guidelines state that all emergency lighting should be regularly tested and properly maintained to an appropriate standard (BS 5266 – Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises).
Extinguishers must be maintained and in good working order. An annual service must be carried out by a competent person. UK fire extinguisher regulations recommend that extinguishers should be replaced or given an extended every five years. CO2 extinguishers should be replaced every ten years unless they are damaged or have been discharged.
A permanent record of all servicing is a legal requirement.
Why use a BAFE Accredited Company?
BAFE is the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, who are certified to ensure quality and competence to help meet your fire safety obligations. You can find out more about our BAFE accreditation here »
We can visit your premises to:
- Carry out a FREE survey
- Make recommendations and give you a quote
- Install, maintain and service your fire protection equipment.
- Set up a maintenance plan to ensure continued safety
- Issue you with the relevant certification documents
Our Fire Safety Equipment Maintenance Service Covers:
- Fire Alarms
- Fire Extinguishers
- Emergency Lights
- Call Alarms
- Door Entry Systems
- Access Control Systems
- CCTV Systems
If you require any further advice on what you need to do to ensure your fire safety equipment is properly maintained, please do get in touch.
Do you need any fire safety equipment?
We can supply and fit all fire safety equipment to ensure you have the right equipment for the types of fire.