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Fire Alarm Maintenance

Where a fire alarm is required to evacuate the workplace the regulations require the alarm to be continuous when activated.
The fire alarm system should also be regularly inspected and serviced as follows;-

Check to ensure the panel records 'normal operation'.

At least one detector, call point or end line switch etc should be operated to test the system (the interval between test on different zones should not exceed 13 weeks).


The system should be inspected by a competent person (usually a specialist engineer) after a certificate should be issued.

Self contained smoke alarms should be cleaned and the batteries changed.