Installing a commercial fire alarm system in your business is important, but it’s only half the battle when it comes to fire safety. As a business owner, you shouldn’t just have a fire alarm system installed and then assume it’ll work when you need it to. You’ll also need to test it out on a regular basis to ensure it’s working properly.
Depending on where your business is located, the law may require you to perform certain tests on your fire alarm system. You should, of course, abide by all specific local rules and regulations regarding commercial fire alarm systems. Nevertheless, you should also follow these basic guidelines as far as commercial fire alarm system tests are concerned.
Every week, you should…
Visually inspect your fire alarm system control panel and everything that goes along with it. This includes fuses, power supplies, and more. If there are any signals lit up on your control panel, you should also address whatever issue is causing them. This will help you take care of small problems before they turn into much larger ones.
Every month, you should…
Visually inspect the batteries in your fire alarm system as well as the heat, smoke, and duct detectors for it. If you notice any corrosion on your batteries, they should be replaced immediately. You should also obtain new detectors for your system if there appears to be issues with any of them. This will allow you to make sure these detectors are fully functioning at all times.
Every year, you should…
Visually inspect every single aspect of your commercial fire alarm system, preferably with help from a professional. By doing this, you’ll be able to spot any potential signs of serious trouble and replace parts that might be on their way out. You should also test your fire alarm system at least once every year to make sure it works the way it’s supposed to. Professionals can test your detectors, your fire alarm system signals, and so much more.
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