UK fire alarm regulations only state that your fire alarm system must be ‘adequately maintained’. However, BS 5839 recommends that a fire alarm system should be inspected by a ‘competent person’ at least every 6 months, and the government recommends following this standard. Read on to find out more about our fire alarm maintenance services.
A comprehensive fire alarm maintenance contract and an alarm servicing plan with a company that is accredited by BAFE (British Approvals of Fire Equipment) or another third-party accreditor, will help ensure you stay on the right side of the law, and your premises and staff are protected.
BusinessWatch is a BAFE accredited company. Therefore, you have the peace of mind that not only do we meet or exceed the highest possible business performance standards, but we also security screen all relevant staff for your safety.
Our alarm maintenance engineers span the entirety of the UK and provide the same great level of service from Lands End to Aberdeen!
On choosing BusinessWatch for your alarm maintenance, you will receive a contract that states:
If replacement parts are needed for your fire alarm to keep it working to optimum levels, we advise this is done straight away. In the longer term, this is more cost-effective than paying for call-outs to a malfunctioning system, or fire brigade costs to attend to false alarms. It also reduces the risk of your system not operating as it should if there was a fire breaking out on your premises.
It’s important to keep up to date with your fire alarm maintenance and servicing, the reason being twofold. Firstly, by keeping your alarm maintained, you are reducing the risk of false alarms. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, you are ensuring that in the event of a fire the alarm will activate and alert occupants properly. The BS 5938 recommends that a fire alarm system be inspected by a competent person at least every 6 months and the government also recommends abiding by this standard.
Following a maintenance visit, you should receive a full written report of any devices or parts that have failed the tests. You should also be advised whether the works specified are just recommendations or whether they form a non-compliance issue. Any non-compliance works should be completed straight away to ensure your fire alarm system protects your property and your employees should a fire break out.
The expected lifespan of your fire alarm system is around 10-15 years. During this period, it’s important to keep your system maintained, up to date and compliant with legislation. After this period, we would recommend upgrading your fire alarm system to ensure your people and property are protected. Our fully qualified engineers will advise you exactly when a new fire alarm system upgrade is required and how best to go about its installation.
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UK standards BS 5839 recommend that a commercial fire alarm system should be inspected by a ‘competent person’ at least every 6 months and that it must be adequately maintained. It is therefore not a legal requirement but is a recommendation advised to follow by the government.
To continue to keep your site and employees safe, we advise you follow the BS 5839 recommendation in getting your fire alarm serviced every 6 months. Our maintenance contract makes sure you are always compliant and that your fire alarm system is in excellent working condition.
Having your fire alarm system regularly serviced can help it live out its full life expectancy of approximately 10-15 years and longer. Regular servicing can help identify any faults or need for replacement parts, therefore improving its overall safety, reliability and effectiveness.
Fire alarm maintenance is usually charged on a monthly or annual basis. Prices can vary depending on the size of the system and site but can be from as little as £60 per month.
Fire alarm systems need to be serviced to ensure they remain working effectively and reliably. Regular servicing can help reduce false alarms and help keep your site and employees safe.
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