Why Get Inspected?
Six Reasons To Test & Inspect Your Fire Alarm Systems Regularly:
Lives are at stake! Your fire alarm system will only operate properly if it is maintained and some impairments will not be obvious without testing!
To meet the requirements of your local building department, fire inspectors, and even your insurance carrier.
Your insurance carrier may reject your claim if you do not have proof of complete annual inspections.
To limit your liability for any potential injuries suffered by tenants, employees, or guests to your business.
To assure that the system does not create nuisance alarms that waste Fire Department resources.
This could put others' lives in jeopardy and many jurisdictions will charge the building owner for multiple nuisance alarms.
It is required by the National Fire Alarm Code! (NFPA 72)---IT'S THE LAW
As a building/business owner, it is important for you to have designated persons with some knowledge of the fire alarm system. At the very least, these people should be able to recognize when the system is impaired, understand how to reset the system, and know when to call for service. Building maintenance personnel or other trained people are often able to do visual inspections but yearly extensive testing must be done by a qualified state licensed inspector. Copies of a standard Inspection and Testing Form may be obtained at www.NFPA.org. You will need a copy of the completed Inspection and Testing Form for yourself and your insurance carrier. A copy must be sent to your local Fire Department.