Smoke detector testing
Smoke detectors save lives.
We hear this often, when news items come up about house fires especially. This reminder about smoke detectors underlines how important our job is, and your role too, in ensuring your tenants are adequately protected.
For contracts where we perform your routine smoke detector tests you can rest assured we have you covered for AS1851 compliance on monthly, six-monthly, yearly and five-yearly testing.
We visit our client premises on a routine basis to conduct the tests due for the respective period.
Firstly we switch your fire alarm panel to test mode to prevent unnecessary alarms or fire brigade calls. Then we make the standard PA announcement of the testing regime about to be commenced.
Half of the devices are required to be tested each cycle and we take care to ensure each device gets its fair share of testing. We also routinely confirm that no changes on site have adversely affected the coverage of your existing smoke detection devices.
If any device is found to fail, or due to be replaced, we’ll raise a work order request so you are aware of the event, and generally our contract with you authorises this expenditure.
Our tests are recorded on the spot in the AS1851 compliance reports, which are retained on your site for seven years. These reports are immediately accessible to the fire brigade and other authorised parties, should they attend your site for any reason.
Once the test are over and written up, the fire alarm panel is returned to normal operating mode.
Repair and replacement
We’ll generally make a follow-up visit for the changeover of expired or faulty devices. Here we are replacing a faulty smoke detector in a resident’s room in an aged care facility. The device being installed was selected for compatibility with the alarm panel in this particular facility.
See you at your’s next month, or call us.