S3/05 - Routine testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems
Fire alarm systems
Information on how often the fire alarm system must be tested, how this is done and what records are required
The fire alarm control panel should be checked each day by a member of department.
The fire alarm should be activated each week to confirm that the system is working correctly and can be relied upon to work in an emergency.
On a quarterly basis, a competent contractor will visit and conduct a more detailed check on the system.
The Departmental Fire Officer is usually the person who oversees this testing. They should be contacted for any questions or concerns relating to fire safety management in your department.