Fire Alarm System and Fire Detection System Maintenance

Under the Regulatory Reform Order 2006, it is your responsibility as an employer to assess Fire Safety risks, implement measures to fight, detect and give warning of fire, plan exit routes and keep those routes clear of obstructions in order to ensure the safe evacuation of the building.

Intelligent Security and Fire can help make your property a safer place by providing Fire Alarm System Maintenance Contracts and Fire Detection System Maintenance Contracts that meet your requirements and budget to ensure that your Fire Alarm and Fire Detection Systems are reliable and meet your legal and insurance company requirements.

All Fire Alarm Systems must be regularly tested and maintenance is essential, as it will prolong the life of a system and discover any faults that may occur. A system that is not maintained cannot be guaranteed to protect life and property.
Intelligent Security and Fire provide maintenance for all types of fire alarm systems

Testing Fire Alarms and Detection Systems

The only reliable and measurable means of ensuring that your existing fire detection system remains compliant and fully functional is to instigate a plan of regular routine maintenance and testing carried out by a ‘competent person’ supplemented by weekly user tests. Intelligent Security and Fire test and inspect fire alarm systems in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and British Standards BS5839:2002.

BS5839:2002 recommends weekly user tests consisting of the operation of one manual call point, ensuring that the alarm panel processes the fire signal and activates the alarm sounders. Each test should be recorded in the fire alarm log book. This should be combined, for Grade A systems, with periodic inspection and testing of the system by a ‘competent person’ based on a risk assessment.

The recommended interval between these inspections should not exceed six months. One of our BAFE SP101 certified Fire Extinguisher service engineers will visit your premises and carry out the following:

  • Visually inspecting any structural or occupancy changes to assess whether changes to the fire alarm system are required.
  • Checking false alarm records.
  • Battery checking and testing.
  • Checking and testing of control panel functions.
  • Testing of fire alarm devices.
  • Checking automatic transmission of alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre (ARC).
  • Checking and testing of all fault indicators and circuits.
  • Testing of printers.
  • Other checks and tests recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Reporting of outstanding defects.
  • Completing log book.
  • Issuing servicing certificate.

Yearly Inspection

Our yearly inspection and testing procedures include the following:

  • Testing of the switch mechanism of every manual call point.
  • Examining and testing of every automatic fire detector.
  • Visual and audible testing of all fire alarm devices.
  • Replacement of filament lamps.
  • Checking of radio fire detection and fire alarm system signal strengths.
  • Visual inspection of readily accessible cable fixings.
  • Checking of the cause and effect programme.
  • Checking of the standby power supply capacity.
  • Other annual checks and tests recommended by the system component manufacturers.
  • Reporting of outstanding defects.
  • Issuing the servicing certificate.
We can also carry out your routine testing requirements or supply user-friendly log books so a member of your staff can quickly and easily carry out these required interim checks. In addition, we offer a risk assessment service to help employers fulfil their statutory obligations under The Regulatory Reform Order.

Intelligent Security and Fire are happy to undertake a fire alarm maintenance contract for all fire alarm systems regardless of who supplied or installed them.

Intelligent Security and Fire’s Maintenance Contracts give you access to our 24/7 call out facility. Should you need any advice or attention to the systems, we are just a phone call away. We aim to respond to every call within 4 hours, and will ensure that your systems are running smoothly.
  • Our Fire Alarm Manufacturers
    ADT, Advanced Detection Systems, Advanced Electronics, Alarmwise, Apollo, Autronica, Bentel Security, Chubb, CQR, Cooper, Cranford Controls, C-Tec, Custom Electronics, Elmdene, D Tec, Detectomat, Detector Testers, Easyfire, Electrodetectors, EST, ESP, FFE, Fire Fighting Enterprises, Fireray, FireSense, Fike, First Fix, Fyreye, Firedex, Fittich, Fulleon, GB Solo, Gent, GreCon, HAES Systems, Hochiki, HSI Fire, Hyfire, Interface Solutions, JSB, KAC, Kentec, Kidde, Klaxon Signals, Minerva, Menvier, MFP, Morley-IAS, No Climb, Premier, Protec, Rafiki, SE Controls, Siemens, Simplex, Simplicity, Sita, Sensotec,Signet,  STI, Safety Technology International, Tate, Texecom, The Fire Beam Company, Thomas Glover, Twinflex, Tyco, Ventcroft, VESDA, Vimpex, Xtralis, Zeta.
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Intelligent Security and Fire are accredited by the Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board, and is recognised as a competent & professional company which meets requirements of European Standards for Electronic Security Systems.