Essential Periodic Inspections
Maintaining your equipment with regular periodic inspections is essential to ensure they continue to work as designed and that they comply with the current regulations BS5839 and BS5266.
Emergency lighting needs to be sufficiently bright, stay illuminated long enough, and be positioned so occupants safely see their way out of a building in an emergency. Devices connected to the fire safety systems, such as manual call points or smoke detectors are to be tested to confirm they will actuate the alarm control panel around the building, and smoke detectors, as their effectiveness can deteriorate with age and dust, require cleaning and examined that they are within date. To ensure the safety systems in place function in the event of loss of power, the control panels battery require the ‘stored capacity’ is sufficient and replaced if not.