Fire Alarm Maintenance Contracts

Does your business have a Fire Alarm Maintenance Contract in place? What about maintenance of your Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Lighting? Do you have a Fire Risk Assessment; is it up to date and reviewed regularly? If the answer is no, then it's something you should start to think about - and sooner rather than later. As it could literally be the difference between Life and Death.

You may have had a new Fire Alarm System installed or have a system already in place, but if it is not properly maintained and regularly tested you can’t be sure its working.  It can be a potential lifesaver, so it's essential to implement a service schedule in order to ensure your fire alarm maintenance is regular, consistent and always up-to-date. It should be an integral part of your fire protection strategy. Any maintenance should be undertaken by a professional fire alarm specialist such GCS Alarms Ltd. (Fire & Security) to carry out fire alarm maintenance in accordance with the fire code BS5839-pt1, and the manufacturer’s equipment guidelines. A log of the fire alarm maintenance should be completed and kept on site at all times.


In the unfortunate event of a fire incident, regardless of whether you have a fire alarm system installed in your building, your insurance company will assess the outcome of any claim based on whether or not the fire alarm equipment was fully maintained and operational at the time of the incident. So it makes sense to invest a relatively small amount of money now and have complete peace of mind regarding on-going maintenance of the fire alarm and other fire protection equipment.

Having a Maintenance Contract will give you additional benefits - including specialist advice and training in the operation of your system and how to carry out your required weekly fire alarm testing. Our fire alarm maintenance contract will include a dedicated 24-hour emergency call-out facility, 365 days a year. Our fully trained and qualified, multi-disciplined engineers are trained and authorised to carry out maintenance work on a wide variety of fire alarm systems. Maintenance visits vary from the minimum (legal requirement) of two visits per annum, to as much as one visit per month depending on the risk, size and complexity of system installed. A full report is always provided together with any recommendations, as necessary.

In accordance with the Fire Safety Order (FSO), It is a legal requirement to have your system regularly checked so taking out a fire alarm maintenance contract makes total business sense. It's essential to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with BS5839 and the manufacturer’s guidelines. A cost effective solution would be to consider GCS Alarms Ltd (Fire & Security) to maintain all your fire protection equipment and testing as we are accredited to carry out the following: Maintenance on Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Lighting, Fire Risk Assessments, weekly Fire Alarm testing, monthly Emergency Lighting testing.

For more information or to speak to one of our advisors call our office on 01255 220316