Fire Alarm Testing Hampshire

Weekly Fire Alarm Testing

Reliability is fundamental when conducting routine fire alarm testing, especially when carrying out weekly fire alarm testing. The same tester from Fire & Safety Testing provides a regular pattern of testing on the same day each week. Our team of fully trained testers work to the relevant British Standards and systematically ensure that the call point rotation is properly followed.

Prior to commencement of our testing service, we conduct a full audit of the property, identifying the systems and equipment on site, as well as interacting with occupants to get their details and pinpoint any potential problems. This allows us to test and report with complete building knowledge, ensuring the service runs as smoothly as possible.fire alarm testing hampshire

We provide a regular testing schedule to minimise disruption, and our testers liaise with occupants prior to each test to avoid any confusion.

Clear site information is distributed to you through monthly electronic reports and serious faults are reported on the day they are identified. Visit records are witnessed and are also kept off-site so that you can call upon them in the event of a significant incident.

We currently offer

Weekly fire alarm testing in Hampshire

Weekly fire alarm testing in Southampton

Weekly fire alarm testing in Eastleigh

Fire Alarm Testing Schedules

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Weekly Fire Alarm Testing

Fire Alarms

  • Does testing a manual call point send a signal to the indicator panel?
  • Did staff and other people hear the fire alarm?
  • Did any auxiliary items operate correctly? Door holder release units, fire curtains, automatic opening vents, link to alarm receiving centre etc.
  • Do all visual alarms and/or vibrating alarms and pagers (as applicable) work? Do voice alarm systems work correctly and was the message understood?

    Fire alarm testing

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Is all equipment in good condition?
  • Are all safety tags intact?
  • Are Extinguishers on brackets or stands?

Emergency/Escape Lighting

  • Are charging indicators (if fitted) visible?

Escape Routes

  • Do all emergency fastening devices to fire exits (push bars and pads, etc.) work correctly?
  • Are external routes clear and safe?

Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

Emergency/Escape Lighting

  • Do all luminaires and illuminated exit signs function correctly when tested?
  • Have all Emergency Generators been tested (1 Hour)

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Is the pressure in ‘stored pressure’ fire extinguishers correct?

Escape Routes

  • Do all electronic release mechanisms on escape doors work correctly? Do they ‘fail safe’ in the open position?
  • Do all automatic opening doors on escape routes ‘fail safe’ in the open position?
  • Are fire door seals and self-closing devices in good condition?
  • Do all roller shutters provided for fire compartmentation work correctly?
  • Are external escape stairs safe?
  • Do all internal self-closing fire doors work correctly?

Three-Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

  • Are any emergency water tanks/ponds at their normal capacity?
  • Are vehicles or other items blocking fire hydrants or dry riser valves?
  • Can a Fire tender get within 18mtrs to access hydrants/riser valves?

Six-Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

Fire Alarms

  • Carry out service as per recommendations in BS5839-1:2002 +A2:2008

Recessed luminated fire exit signEscape Routes

  • Do all self-closing fire doors fit correctly?
  • Is escape route compartmentation in good repair

Yearly Fire Alarm Testing

General

  • Fire Evacuation Drill
  • Fire Safety Signage
  • Emergency/Escape Lighting
  • 3 Hour duration test of emergency lighting as per BS5266-1 2005