When it comes to fire safety, one of the most important aspects is the fire safety equipment available. No matter the industry or businesses, having equipment in good working order can be the difference between life and death. Because annual maintenance of fire safety equipment is a legal requirement, all Scottish businesses must consider it in their fire plans.
The regular maintenance includes fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, safety doors and much more. So that you can understand your requirements as a business, we are sharing the regular and annual maintenance of fire safety equipment.
Regular And Annual Maintenance Of Fire Safety Equipment
Fire protection equipment comes as both passive and active options. Because of this, each components duty needs to be considered. This is so you can determine how regularly maintenance is required.
Some of the most common maintenance checks include;
- Daily: All fire doors should be checked to make sure they are operational. They should open easily and close firmly. Emergency lighting should also be tested for faults.
- Weekly: So that you can be confident fire alarms are in good working order; they should be tested regularly.
- Monthly: It is good practice to check emergency lighting for sufficient illumination on a monthly basis. Fire doors should also be checked more thoroughly; this is so you can look for issues with seals and frames.
- Annually: When it comes to annual maintenance of fire safety equipment, it is often worth hiring specialists. This is because they can ensure everything is working as it should and identify any faults. For most businesses, it is a legal requirement that an accredited and qualified technician completes annual checks. Every piece of fire safety equipment should be thoroughly tested and inspected. This includes fire alarms, fire extinguishers, lighting, sprinkler systems, and fire doors.
If you’d like to find out more about our annual safety checks and maintenance programmes, please get in touch to find out more.