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Fire Alarm Testing & Servicing

Over time, your fire alarms can deteriorate by collecting dirt, losing battery life or through general faults. With our Fire Alarm Testing service, our specialists ensure that your fire alarm system complies with Health and Safety Regulations and to the standards of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

No business ever wants their premises to become a victim to fire. But it is best to prepare with a well maintained fire alarm system in case of emergencies. With our expert Fire Alarm Maintenance service, our trained engineers will test your entire fire alarm system. This includes: the mains panel, batteries, heat detectors, smoke detectors, break glass units, and sirens. Our engineers work with minimal disruption to your working day.

British standards recommend your Fire Alarm Testing happens at least twice a year. Which is why we offer our service to match, to ensure your system is always in full working order. Alongside the fire alarm testing, our specialists will provide you with all the standard documentation to prove that your business is compliant and safe.

Call today to receive a free quote for our Fire Alarm Testing service.

  • Fully Accredited Service
    We have UKAS, NICEIC and BIFM accreditations
  • Complete Testing
    We test your whole system so that no components are missed
  • Save up to 30%
    See how much you could save with a free no obligation quote!
  • Minimal Disruption
    We test your system when it is most convenient for you
  • UK Wide Coverage
    Wherever you are in the UK, we can offer you the best expert service
  • Post-Test Certification
    We provide all the documentation you need to prove your legal compliance

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All About Our Fire Alarm Testing Service

What is Fire Alarm Testing?

The British Standard for the maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarms is BS 5839-1:2002. To ensure that you are compliant with these standards, our expert engineers test all components of your fire system, including:

Manual call point functionality
Smoke/heat detectors
Bells & sounders
Smoke detectors
Break glass units
Sirens
Main panel
Batteries

 

Is Fire Alarm Testing a legal requirement?

Yes, by law all workplace premises have to have a fire alarm system and keep it maintained. Penalties for failing to comply can include a fine of up to £5,000, which is just classed as a minor fine. A Major penalty has an unlimited fine amount and even a prison sentence, of up to two years.

 

Are there any benefits to Fire Alarm Testing?

A working fire alarm can be the difference between life or death. It's a simple as that. Even if it doesn't get to that level of seriousness, there is still the legal implications of failing to keep your fire alarm system regularly maintained, which can be very severe.

 

Do large penalities for failing to comply with the law get applied?

In a word, yes. In 2009, a clothing store got hit with a record £400,000 fine for a fire at one of their stores in London. Jail sentences do get applied as well, as a hotelier found out after being jailed for 8 months after failing to comply with the law. In the same case, the Fire Risk Assessor who carried out assessments at the hotel was also jailed, for failing to report the deficiencies in the standards at the hotel. Therefore, it is not just businesses that need to make sure they are compliant.

A fire alarm is one of the most important components of any business when it comes to safety. Ensuring that the fire alarm is working on your premises is vital. As a result, any business needs to be certain that their fire alarm works and is in line will all legal rules.

At Direct365, we commit to providing the best service for your business. Ensuring that everyone in your business is safe should a fire occur.

We have partnerships with the most experienced accredited experts. All whom are able to work to the needs of your business.

Find out more about how we will help you by giving us a quick call or filling in a form.

If you want more information about Fire Alarm Testing then check out the links below:

Fire Safety in the Workplace - GOV.UK

FireSafe.org.uk

Fire Safety - HSE

We also offer Testing and Servicing for Fire Extinguishers which you can find out about here.