Is your company legally compliant?

Is-Your-Company-Legally-Compliant

Is your company legally compliant?

Firecrest Safety Systems can assist you to comply with IS 3218:2013 and advise you on the following:

In brief,

Procedures shall be laid down for dealing with alarms of Fire, fault warnings or taking part or all of the system out of service.

 

Training / the responsible person shall ensure that users of the system are instructed in its proper use, including the procedures described above. Any occupants or members of staff who will be concerned with first aid fire-fighting shall be instructed in the correct interpretation of the indications given, and their relationship with the building layout.

 

Liaison / the responsible person shall establish a liaison with those responsible for changes in or maintenance of the building fabric.

 

Freedom from obstruction / the responsible person shall ensure that a clear space is preserved in all directions below every detector and that all manual call points remain unobstructed and conspicuous.

 

Log Book / the responsible person shall ensure that a Log Book of the system is kept. The Log Book shall be available for inspection by an authorised person.

 

A Certificate of Servicing/Testing shall be prominently displayed adjacent to the main Control Panel to indicate the service provider.

 

Daily attention by the user (Responsible Person)

 

Ensure only Green Light (Power / Healthy Status) is illuminated, ensure no Fault Light / warning (generally yellow) are indicating.

 

If faults are indicated they should be recorded in the Log Book and dealt with by the responsible person, who should inform the maintenance provider if necessary.

 

Weekly attention by the user (Responsible Person)

 

As per Daily Tests above and at least one detector or call point should be operated to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal and to sound the alarm. For systems having less than 13 zones, each zone shall be tested in turn. For systems of 13 zones or more, then one zone should be tested in any week so that the interval between tests on any zone is NOT greater than 13 weeks.

 

If faults are indicated they should be recorded in the Log Book and dealt with by the responsible person, who should inform the maintenance provider if necessary.

 

Quarterly Inspection and Test (Service Provider)

Entries in the log book shall be checked and any necessary action taken.

 

Batteries shall be tested and replaced as per manufacturers recommendations (Normally every 3 years)

 

A percentage of the detection devices are tested such that at the end of the annual period, 100% of devices have  been tested.

 

A visual inspection shall be made to check whether structural or occupancy changes have affected the requirements for the siting of manual call points, detectors or sounders.

 

Any defects should be recorded in the Log book, reported to the responsible person and rectified on the instructions of the responsible person.

 

Annual Inspection and Test (Service Provider)

As per Quarterly Inspection, ensuring that the required sound levels are achieved, it is strongly recommended that this be carried out in conjunction with the annual fire evacuation drill.