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Fire Alarms and Legislation

If you are an employer of 5 or more employees, you are legally obliged to have a written Risk Assessment and plan in place for your business. If your building has a fire alarm system it needs to be checked by either the Employer (and/or the building management/occupants) on a regular basis.

According to BS5389 pt. 1 (2013), weekly and monthly testing should be carried out by the user including:


A periodic inspection of the system should also take place, so that multiple tests can be carried out to ensure the system is still compliant and in good working order. T&M Electrical Services engineers are trained in these aspects and can carry out the tests to the standard required.

Annual testing is also a requirement to make sure all detectors and call points are fully operational.

Other inspections include:


Periodic and yearly inspections should be carried out by a competent, certified person or company, who have obtained 3rd party certification and training in this discipline.

For more information on how we can help you with your testing rotation and requirements, please call 01689 452002 and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Useful links: The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) – BS5839 pt. 1 (2013)

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