Many Local Authorities and Fire Marshal’s require routine inspections on fire alarm systems and their components. It’s the building owner or manager’s responsibility to make certain that these inspections are done at the necessary intervals and documented properly.
Although some components should be inspected weekly or monthly, many require inspections on a quarterly, semiannual, or annual basis. Zenith develops a schedule based on your fire alarm and local code requirements. We work closely with you to make sure your system and its components are inspected at the right intervals.
The main goal of a fire alarm inspection is to provide visual confirmation that a system or component is working properly, in the proper location, free from physical damage, or any condition that could impair operation. A good proactive fire alarm inspection plan is essential to catching problems early on, in between, or during testing cycles.
A comprehensive fire alarm system consisting of a control panel, initiation devices and notification appliances provides early warning to building occupants in advance of active fire protection systems, like Fire Sprinkler Systems.The safe and orderly egress of building occupants prior to the arrival of emergency personnel increases their ability to react to the actual emergency more quickly.
Fire alarm testing involves operational tests in which the system components are activated and their proper operation is verified. These tests cover many different devices and system components including: