During maintenance, our specialists will check:
- whether the fire safety systems react to alerts and error messages
- the correct operation of the system
- the good working order of back-up batteries
- whether the use of the building is appropriate and its fire safety installations correspond to the intended purpose
Maintenance of fire safety systems – regulated by law
The owner or possessor of a building is responsible for system maintenance. For example, the owner of an automatic fire alarm system (AFAS) is legally obligated to ensure that it is inspected every quarter and receives thorough maintenance every year. A sprinkler system must be maintained according to the guidelines of the manufacturer or installer.
In the case of fire extinguishers, an inspection every two years is not enough; instead, a visual inspection must be conducted every quarter and recorded in a log. Moreover, the integrity of the fire compartments and the cleanliness of the ventilation system of the building must also be checked.
Compliance with safety requirements and systems serving their purpose in a building are important aspects.
What would happen if I were to neglect the devices?
A neglected system could start sending large numbers of false alarms or simply stop working. This kind of a situation could be dangerous and end badly.
The specialists of Forus will prepare a thorough maintenance statement and a detailed report on the state of the systems after each round of maintenance. If systems are found to have deficiencies or must be replaced, we can help with advice and the installation of new devices.