To meet the legal requirements of BS5839, weekly testing of fire alarms in commercial properties or those with multiple occupancy such as flats and apartment blocks is mandatory.
Each and every week, a manual test on all fire alarms must be carried out during normal working hours to test that everything is in working order. This is to check that the system itself is capable of alerting and alarming sufficiently and that any fire alarm signal is correctly received at any alarm-receiving centre. Ideally, such weekly testing should be carried out at approximately the same time each week; staff are therefore expecting it and will know whether or not the alarm is a test or a genuine evacuation warning.
C&M Fire Alarms can take the hassle out of your weekly testing. Friendly, reliable and experienced engineers will ensure your system is checked and operational, in accordance with current regulations.