Having a regular service and maintenance contract in place for your fire equipment is essential for ensuring your system works when you need it most – in an emergency. Preventative inspections identify potential problems before they occur and can be supported with a rapid, prioritised response if required.
Peace of mind
You depend on your fire and security systems to provide the earliest warning of fire or a security breach for your staff and visitors. So it makes sense that your systems are kept in optimum condition, with 24/7 emergency cover that you can always count on if needed.
Regular servicing will ensure your system works longer and results in lower system downtime. You will also save money by avoiding unscheduled call outs.
Legislation and Compliance
Current fire legislation and security industry standards including EN Standards, NSI, the Police, the Data Protection Act and Health and Safety Act require that all fire systems that fall within their remit are covered under a formal maintenance agreement.
Specifically The Fire Safety Order came into effect in October 2006 and consolidated over 100 pieces of fire legislation.
In the unfortunate event of a fire you will be required to prove that your fire safety equipment was fit for purpose and also regularly maintained. Failure to do so could lead to prosecution under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
Your insurance company will also usually require you to regularly maintain your security system, and if appropriate cover is not in place, then any claim may be invalid. In addition, all security systems that are linked to the Police or financed under a Lease Agreement must have a current service and maintenance contract in place.
Many housing association or local council tenants don’t have the time to send wardens into the properties where they have smoked devices, so we offer our clients this service.
We can offer a Daily Check or Weekly Test.
Inspect the panel for normal operation of the system. Where provided check that the connection of the remote manned centre is functioning correctly. Report any defect to a responsible person.
Operate a trigger device (Manual Call Point or Detector) to sound the alarm, choosing alternatives on a strict rotational basis for subsequent weekly tests. Make a note of the device used and record it in the log book. If accessible, inspect batteries, generator and printer and carry out any necessary maintenance.
Between 2005-2015, the Fire Brigade attended around 100,000 incidents each year within the capital, of which just under half were false alarms.
Get in touch with us today on 0333 444 0443 to discuss how a service and maintenance contract can help your business.