What to Expect During a Fire Alarm Inspection & Why You must Disable the Fire Alarm Panel

Panel inspectionFire alarm inspections are crucial for maintaining the safety of your property, your employees, and any equipment or records kept inside your building. A professional inspection should be carried out annually, and adequately preparing for the examination is critical. Below, we’ll discuss what you can expect during a fire alarm inspection and why you need to be well prepared.

What Is Included in a Fire Alarm Inspection?

During your fire alarm inspection, the technician will examine all physical parts of your setup and conduct tests on your pull stations, smoke detectors, and heat detectors to ensure proper functionality. They will also confirm that your control panel is working and charged.

What to Expect

During your inspection, you should plan on having a designated representative of your business meet the technician to walk the property and confirm the location of the equipment.

The first thing you must always do is disable the fire alarm panel or put it into test mode. Failing to do so will result in the system contacting the fire department for a simple test. Your representative is responsible for disabling the alarm panel.

Next, the tech will begin with an examination and testing of your visual and audible components. During this part of the inspection, your alarm system will be going off as if there is a fire. As such, it’s important to warn anyone in your building that there will be a test done so that they don’t react as if it were a real emergency.

Next, the technician will continue to check that each pull station and detector functions as intended.

Why Getting Inspections From the Experts is Crucial

Fire alarm systems may seem simple, but there are many complicated components and things that can go wrong. One, seemingly unimportant issue with a detector, pull station, or alarm panel could result in your system failing in the event of a fire. The result could be personal injury, loss of property, and loss of life.

Having your system inspected by trained and certified professionals is essential for maintaining your building’s safety. Contact one of our qualified and friendly professionals today for more information or to schedule your fire alarm inspection.