Fire Alarm Weekly Testing

AK Fire will protect your business with a professional fire alarm system.

Businesses and organisations are reminded of the importance of remembering to carry out a documented bell test of their fire alarm systems, which have been installed in accordance with BS5839-1:2002, every week . Carrying out bell tests on fire alarm systems on a weekly basis is in accordance with British Standard (BS) guidance but it is something that can often be overlooked or possibly simply unaware of the guidance.

The designated ‘Responsible Person’ has a duty under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) to ensure that fire alarm systems are managed and maintained in good working order by a Competent Person. It applies to all non-domestic premises across England and Wales, including the communal areas of blocks of flats and houses with multiple occupants.

Typically sometimes it is easier for your system to be maintained by a competent specialist company, AK Fire offer a set weekly testing service so you can simply rest assured that you are always within British Standards and your system is maintained accordingly. Carrying out weekly tests has many benefits. As well as ensuring that the fire alarm system is in correct working order, it also helps to familiarise occupants of the building with fire alarm signals – something which could prove vital if a real emergency was to occur.