Fire alarm maintenance is there to prolong the life of your fire alarm system which, in turn, saves lives. It’s not an optional extra or a ‘nice to have’ (in our opinion).
As the responsible person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, upkeep of your fire alarm system is one of your legal duties. If you don’t, you are liable and could face harsh financial penalties or a prison sentence.
That’s where we can help! Our maintenance contracts are flexible yet guarantee your compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements. We can provide a year-round call out service, should you need it. Our maintenance technicians are all highly trained and qualified giving you peace of mind while they’re on your premises.
And we have BAFE SP203-1 accreditation. BAFE registered companies are considered to be among the best in the industry. We are also subject to regular BAFE audits to ensure our accredited status hasn’t changed. You can find out more about our third party accreditations from BAFE and other industry bodies here.
If you need more information about fire alarm maintenance or other fire safety services that we provide, call us today on 0800 0830131 or complete this short form and we will be in touch right away:
Fire Alarm Maintenance Enquiry
When should my fire alarm be serviced?
Your fire risk assessment is a good place to start. If it has been done correctly (by a competent person), it will tell you how often you should service your fire alarm system.
British Standard 5839 recommends that you adopt a maintenance schedule with intervals of no more than six months. However, in large complex buildings with high occupancy rates, checks may be advised more frequently. As long as you stick to what’s set out in your fire risk assessment (assuming it doesn’t contradict BS5839), you’ll be covered in the event of a fire.
In addition to a service visit by a qualified technician, you (or someone in your building) should test the fire alarm on a weekly basis. This will forewarn you of problems which may arise in between scheduled maintenance. And most importantly, it will guarantee that your fire alarm system will work in an emergency allowing people to safely evacuate.
How can my business benefit from fire alarm maintenance?
The most obvious reason to stick to a strict service schedule is to protect lives. Fire alarms which are neglected may not operate when you need them, risking anyone in your building at the time. But there are other business-related benefits to consider.
False alarms rarely occur when your system is maintained adequately. Systems which are overdue for servicing are more likely to develop faults, which in turn, can cause false alarms.
For every false alarm, you run the risk of:
Productivity decrease with staff out of the building during evacuations
Customer service issues (if your business is customer-focused)
Unnecessary use of fire fighters who may be needed elsewhere
Penalties issued by fire service (in the form of financial fines)
Insurance premiums going up
Extending the life of your fire alarm
Extending the life of your fire alarm is another consideration. Fire alarm systems are a financial investment which should be protected. A lax attitude to maintenance means faulty components or software malfunctions go undetected potentially causing serious problems down the line.
Tell me more about your maintenance contracts?
In keeping with the diverse range of alarm systems available on the market today, we can offer you a maintenance package that suits your needs perfectly. We are familiar with all the leading manufacturers and alarm systems; all that’s needed is a site visit to assess what’s installed on your premises.
During our inspection visits, we can offer advice and demonstrations on any part of your fire alarm system, such as the fire panel. We also agree all works upfront so there are no hidden or unexpected costs for you to pay.
Once our inspection is completed, we issue a certificate for your records. It’s important you keep this safe as it could be needed to prove you’ve complied with the law in the event of a fire.
Do you offer maintenance contracts for other services?
Yes, we do! While fire alarms are a main focus – rightly so – for many businesses, there’s plenty more safety equipment you might need to take care of. We can also offer maintenance contracts for your:
- Emergency lighting
- Fire extinguishers
- Security systems (such as intercoms, door entry systems and automatic gates & barriers
- Smoke ventilation systems (also known as automatic opening vents, or AOVs)
And while we don’t offer maintenance contracts, we can also inspect and service the following:
- Fire doors
- Fire hydrants
- Hose reels
- Wet and dry rising mains
DOWNLOAD OUR LATEST BROCHURE
For more information about our services across fire, smoke ventilation and security, please download our latest brochure.
Clicking to download may open the brochure in your website browser or download to your computer or device. If you should have problems opening you can open using any Adobe Acrobat compatible software.
Want to know more about Fire Alarms?
For a greater understanding about fire alarms and why you must have them and act on it for your business, take a look at our blog.
Have an Enquiry?
If you need further help, information or advice on any of our services, please give us a call.
Call our head office on: 0800 083 0131
or if you would prefer to email, email us at:
You can also call us on one of our local numbers below:
Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Harpenden and surrounding area.
Bedford, Biggleswade, Sandy and surrounding area.
Hatfield, Hitchin, St. Albans, Stevenage, Watford, Welwyn Garden City and surrounding area.
Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Slough and surrounding area.
Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester, Wellingborough and surrounding area.