Routine Fire Alarm Testing
Although your fire alarm system incorporates a high degree of monitoring so that faults are indicated automatically, it is still necessary for you to ensure that all fault indications that appear on the panel are identified so that you can take appropriate action. The importance of regular testing being carried out is to ensure that there has not been any minor or major system failure.
The routine testing of the alarm system also provides an opportunity for all the occupants of the building to become familiar with the alarm and the signals that it produces. If your alarm has staged signal that give both an “Alert” and an “Evacuate” alarm, both signals should be operated when each test is carried out to ensure that the occupants are aware of the existence of both signals and their different meanings.