Why is it needed?

Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (As Amended 1999) require any business with 5 or more employees to carry out a written Risk Assessment and have an Emergency plan.

Failure to undertake and hold a written Risk assessment is a Criminal Offence.

Additionally to workplaces, other premises may also be subject to other Regulations that place further special requirements particularly if the general Public may be at Risk. Examples of these are Hotels, places used for the purpose of Public Entertainment’s, licensed premises & restaurants.

Ensuring your premises, property, and most importantly lives, are protected from the risk of fire is vital and essential, the maintenance of your fire protection system is an integral part of this. With years of combined experience in the Fire Protection Industry, Equiptest can provide you a full professional service.

Carrying out the test?

As a Fire Alarm testing Specialist, Equiptest has considerable expertise in the Periodic Inspection and Test of Fire Alarms. After careful evaluation of your premises, its uses and its occupancy, we will carry out a Formal Inspection & test that fully complies with the requirements as set out in BS5839.

All inspections will check that the Fire Alarm is installed in the required locations and positions.

Equiptest can Test and Maintain any premises, and provide you and your insurer with a suitable Fire Alarm service contract to BS5839, with just one call:- Shops, Offices, Hotels, Restaurants, Care Homes, Industrial Units, Schools and Colleges, Multi-Occupation Apartment Buildings, and all public and private building

Inspection Frequencies required by BS5839 are: Daily, Weekly, Quarterly, Annually.

All inspection frequencies have specific requirements. Checks should be recorded where necessary in the Fire Safety Log Book.