Fire Alarm & Emergency Lighting Testing
Why are fire alarm and emergency lighting tests important?
Why are Fire Alarm & Emergency tests important?
Fire alarms and emergency lighting are essential safety features in commercial buildings, ensuring that everyone can evacuate safely in the event of a fire or power failure. However, in order to function properly, they need to be regularly tested by a competent person. Arion is a company that provides fire alarm and emergency lighting testing services. It is a legal requirement for all fire alarms in commercial buildings to be tested to BS 5839-6:2019. This standard requires all fire alarm systems in commercial premises to be tested on a weekly basis. A weekly fire alarm test goes a long way to ensuring that all your fire alarm systems and emergency lighting are in good working order, keeping everyone safe in the event of a fire or power failure.
Here are some of the main reasons why fire alarm testing is important:
- Ensure proper operation and early fire detection.
- Comply with UK regulations and avoid legal consequences and fines.
- Alert occupants of a building in case of fire, allowing them to evacuate safely.
- Reduce false alarms and prevent disruptions to daily operations.
- Maintain equipment, extending its lifespan and preventing costly breakdowns.
Here are some of the main reasons why emergency lighting testing is important:
- Ensure proper functioning and sufficient lighting in case of power outages or emergencies, particularly in large or complex buildings.
- Provide safe egress along escape routes and emergency exits.
- Identify issues, such as burnt-out bulbs or damaged fixtures, for prompt resolution.
- Reduce risks to occupants by preventing falls, collisions, and other hazards that can lead to injury.
- Comply with UK regulations, avoiding legal consequences and penalties.
What can Arion do for you?
Arion provides comprehensive testing and maintenance services for fire alarm and emergency lighting systems. Our experienced engineers conduct internal quality checks and tailor the testing process to suit your property, ensuring that all systems are consistently in good working order. We offer monthly reports and annual drainage tests to ensure that emergency lighting can provide three hours of lighting in the event of a fire. With our knowledge and expertise gained from designing, installing, maintaining, and testing fire alarm and emergency lighting systems in various industries, we can advise you on any areas of your property that may require additional lighting to create more potential escape routes. Whether your commercial property is large or small, we can provide competent testing and advice on meeting emergency lighting requirements. Our engineers develop a test procedure specific to your premises and record the date of the test in your system logbook. Contact Arion for quality testing and don't compromise on safety.