Fire Alarms & Warning Systems
Fire Alarms & Warning Systems are designed to detect and warn people through visual and audio methods. A fire alarm system may be activated by way of smoke detectors, heat detectors or manual call points. Alarm and warning systems can also be manually activated in the event of other un-related fire emergencies to help co-ordinate an evacuation of the building.
Some fire alarm systems are designed to call the Fire Brigade while others are a local alarm only. If your alarm panel has an Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE) installed, this will contact the fire brigade
Fire alarm systems also work in conjunction with some other fire system installations such as:
- Hydrant systems
- Sprinkler systems
- Fire Pumps
- Magnetic door holds
- VESDA or HAZARDOUS
If your alarm system is integrated with other fire installations, this can allow earlier detection and warning. Therefore, the importance of keeping your fire alarm panel maintained and compliant is crucial. Earlier notification to the building and fire brigade may protect unnecessary property loss or harm to occupants.
A block plan such as picture shown is part of your baseline data and must be located next to your (FIP).
The frequency of routine servicing of Sprinkler systems are set out in AS 1851-2012.
Your service agreement generally covers the standard annual routine maintenance schedules such as:
Routine services over and above your normal annual routine inspections are the following:
This test is usually discussed at the time it is due and separately quoted accordingly. If your building is due for this test, please contact us to arrange a site meeting to discuss.
Fire Indicator Panel (FIP)
Emergency Warning System (EWS/EWIS)