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                            Maintenance Servicing.

It is essential that fire alarm systems be regularly serviced. This needs to be done in the following manner:

Daily Housekeeping

The end user must ensure at all times that all smoke detectors are clear of obstructions.

In areas requiring maintenance that would create dust, smoke, spray paint, etc. that proper precautions are taken to prevent contamination of detectors and to avoid false alarms.

All temporary protective covers are removed, when such work is completed.

All trouble or fault conditions indicated by the panel are investigated and rectified immediately.

 Weekly Tests

Each week a device on a different zone must be tested to ensure that the zone, the panel and it communication are in proper working order. The fire department should be warned in advance of all tests.

Fuel, oil and coolant levels of any emergency generators must be tested and topped up as required.

All printers attached to the system must be checked for ink and paper for at least 2 weeks normal usage.

All defects must be recorded in the log book and rectified immediately

Monthly Tests

Any emergency generators must be started and run for at least 1 hour.

The generator must be loaded up to at least 50% for this time, before fuel levels are topped up.

Quarterly Tests.

All log book entries checked, and corrected.

Batteries tested as per manufacturer requirements.

All detectors, removed, cleaned and put back in position. In sympathetic environments, it is often the practise with large systems to carry out this process on a rotational basis doing 25% or 50% at each service so that all are serviced within a defined time span.

All zones are to be fully tested.

All fault condition indicators are to be tested.

All equipment must be checked for signs of deterioration.

The site must be inspected to ensure that all areas requiring protection are covered and that all detectors are free from obstruction.

Any further checks required by the manufacturer or local authorities are carried out.

The logbook and certificate of testing is completed.

  Annual Tests.

All of the above tests are carried out.

All equipment and cable fittings are tested to ensure that they are securely mounted.

The logbook and certificate of testing is completed.