Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fire Alarm Maintenance and Testing!!!


Does your business have a fire alarm maintenance contract in place? If the answer is no, then it's something you should start to think about - and sooner rather than later. It could literally be the difference between life and death.
You've probably got a fire detection system in situ and gone through the whole arduous process of lengthy assessments, the installation and acceptance plus you've possibly had the odd service carried out on your system. However, all of this could prove futile if it's not meticulously maintained. It can be a potential lifesaver, so it's essential to implement a service schedule in order to ensure your fire alarm maintenance is regular, consistent and always up-to-date. It should be an integral part of your fire protection strategy. Any maintenance should be undertaken by a professional fire alarm specialist and a log should be completed and kept on site at all times.
In the unfortunate event of a fire situation, regardless of whether you have a fire detection or protection system installed in your building, your insurance company will judge the outcome of any claim based on whether or not the system was fully maintained and operational at the time of the incident. So it makes sense to invest a relatively small amount of money now and have complete peace of mind regarding on-going maintenance.
A maintenance contract will usually consist of various benefits - including specialist advice on your system operation, which should also highlight the need for weekly tests. Most contracts will include a dedicated 24-hour emergency call-out facility, 365 days a year. Only fully trained and qualified, multi-disciplined engineers should be authorised to carry out any maintenance. There will usually be a minimum of two scheduled service visits included within an annual fire alarm maintenance contract. In addition a full report should always be provided together with any recommendations, as necessary.
It is a legal requirement to have your system regularly checked so taking out a fire alarm maintenance contract makes total business sense. It's essential to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with BS5839, the British Standard that regulates the service and general upkeep of all fire alarm systems in the UK. You could also save time and money, as well as lives, by combining all your fire protection system services together by including fire risk assessments, extinguisher maintenance and fire safety training within a single renewable contract.

Call Alpha Alarm for your inspection 707-452-8334 www.alphaaa.com 

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2 comments:

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