Fire Risk Assessment Statutory Testing & Inspection
  • ST&I assists employers, institutions and landlords in fulfilling their duties to undertake general fire precautions for the protection of employees and members of the public by conducting a Fire Risk Assessment, developing an Emergency Plan and providing Fire Safety Training.

    • In 2011-12 there were 44.000 fires in dwellings and 24,000 fires recorded in buildings other than dwellings; Of these, 70% were accidental compared to 86% of those in dwellings.
    • There were 380 fatalities and 11,300 non fatal casualties; in buildings other than dwellings there were 25 fatal casualties and 1200 non-fatal.
    • The economic cost of fire to UK businesses is over ВЈ8.5 billion per year and it is estimated that 60% never recover from fire.
    • In March 2013, DM Care Limited was prosecuted for non-compliance with fire safety regulations and ordered to pay a total of ВЈ40,375.

Fire Alarm Testing

Fire Alarm System testing

To meet your obligations under The Health and Safety at Work Act and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, in so far as fire safety is concerned and to ensure the safety of your staff, visitors, buildings and possessions, the HSE recommends that fire detection appliances and alarms are inspected and tested periodically by a competent person.

Our service ensures that employers, institutions and landlords fulfil their duties under current legislation by testing all fire detection devices and alarms, providing full and detailed information on test results carried out and marking equipment appropriately.

 

Statutory Testing and Inspection Ltd comprehensive Fire Alarm System Test & Inspection service

Our fire safety inspectors are qualifies in inspection and testing to BFPSA, FIA or BS5839 standard – guaranteeing that our work is of the highest standard and performed by experienced professionals.

Any other qualifications or registrations required?

 

Our comprehensive compliance and reporting pack is designed to document the work carried out and the results, including a full asset register and indication of remedial repairs where appropriate. A visible pass or fail label is affixed to each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature. This information is readily accessible online to our clients within hours of tests being completed, and can be viewed via secure login accounts, or supplied in a range of formats to suit individual requirements.

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Common Fire Alarm Testing FAQ's

  • What is Fire Alarm System Testing?
    • It is a periodic inspection which requires that a series of electronic tests be conducted by a competent person, in orderВ to establish the safety and reliability of your fire detection and alarm system. Without documentary evidence of a regular Fire Alarm Testing programme you may beВ liable to prosecutionВ and invalidation of insurance cover.

       

       

  • Fire Alarm System Testing - Which aspects of the system require testing?
    • All devices and components which are part of the precautionary Fire Alarm System protecting your place of work. This will include all fire and smoke detection devices, alarms and signage e.g. fire sensors, alarms, sirens, break glass units, batteries etc. We also offer a Fire Extinguisher Testing service which can be carried out at the same time .

  • Fire Alarm System Testing - Who should do the work?
    • Testing must be conducted by a qualified and experienced FIA approved engineer. Competent operatives are those who have experience of test and inspection and have been trained and qualified in Fire Alarm System Testing inspection work. For your own peace of mind, evidence of their qualifications and experience in this type of work should be asked for.

  • How often are Fire Alarm System Tests required?
    • To meet BS5839 Part 12002 and A2:2008 requirements regular Fire Alarm Testing and inspections have to be conducted every 3 or 6В  months depending on the type of system and its environment. They must be conducted by a ‘competent person’ although in house staff should carry out more regular inspections.

  • What happens if an item fails Fire Alarm System testing?
    • Any remedial works must be carried out as a matter of urgency;В we offer our customers a remedial solution to repair any defects found during the test and inspection process. We will provide a no obligation quotation to repair any defects to the standard required by BS5839 and issue the required certification once the fault has been rectified. We do not charge for the replacement of small items – only for the parts themselves.

  • Should smoke detectors be tested as part of this procedure?
    • Yes, smoke detectors are an important element of your fire alarm system and need to be checked on a regular basis and batteries replaced. These inspections can be conducted in house outside of frequency guidelines for professional testing given above.

  • Fire Alarm System Testing- Is the testing disruptive?
    • In general it is not possible to conduct any testing (apart from thermal testing) without some disruption; the level of disruption will depend upon the type of system, its environment and location of devices. Our staff are trained to keep such disruption to a minimum. If necessary we could carry out the testing outside work hours (after 5pm Mon-Fri or all day Saturday).

       

  • Fire Alarm System Testing - What evidence do we get that the testing has been completed?
    • Upon completion of the test and inspection you should receive a report that provides the following information;

      Schedule of items tested and inspected

      A list of defects or deviations from the British Standard (these will require attention)

      A Fire Detection & Alarm Commissioning Certificate?

       

      We are happy to discuss with you any of the technical aspects of the report.

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  • Fire Alarm System Testing - How much will it cost?
    • There are many factors that can affect the cost of FAsT Testing such as type of installation, location, access and availability. It is always good practice to establish a cost per test quote as this will cover both parties.

      For a quote please phoneВ 0151 559 1944

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