Fire safety is probably the last thing on your mind when running your business but having your commercial fire alarms tested is an important step to fire safety. These alarms will not only keep your employees safe if there is a fire ignited in your building but they will also alert the authorities if a fire breaks out in your business in the middle of the night. But in order for these systems to work properly, it is important for them to be tested regularly. Let’s take a look at why you should test your systems.
According to NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, there are some tests and inspections that are required by law. Your commercial fire alarms must be tested once per year in order to ensure it is working and up to code. In addition to this law, your local state and town regulations may require additional testing.
Preventing False Alarms
False alarms can be a nuisance. You not only have to pay for these false alarms by the local fire department, but you can also end up with a fine for too many false alarms. But when your alarm is tested regularly, you can avoid these fines and prevent nuisance alarms.
Maintaining Your Insurance Requirements
One of the requirements of your insurance may be to have a working fire alarm on the premises. Without this working alarm, your insurance could be in violation and put your business in jeopardy. It could also mean your business is liable for any property or injuries that happen during an emergency. Proof of inspections and testing may be required by your insurance agency in the event of a fire.
Not having your commercial fire alarm tested each year can cost your business more than the cost of an inspection. It is important to test and maintain your fire alarms every year in order to keep your insurance up to date and to protect your business. For more information on testing your commercial fire alarm, call Fireline today!
Commercial Fire Alarm Tests with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.