Reliability of a fire alarm is critical so that it will properly operate in the event of an emergency. So you have invested in a professionally designed and installed fire alarm system. What next? That is a great question. Regular inspection and testing maintenance from trained licensed technicians might seem like overkill but is it really? Like regular maintenance of your car, annual inspection and testing of fire alarm systems is vital to ensure operability. It can also money by preventing emergency repairs or expensive false alarm fines. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which are adopted as code in most states, require regular, periodic inspections. Read on to learn why you should regularly inspect and test your fire alarm system.
Consistent Testing and Inspection Can Save Money
Some property insurance providers offer discounts if your company can provide proof of fire alarm system inspections. Also, consider if the fire alarm failed during fire emergency. In that case, you might be liable for possible lawsuits due to injuries suffered by customers or employees.
Consistent Testing and Inspection Could Save Lives
When annual inspection and testing is performed, reliability increases significantly. If you test your company’s fire alarm regularly, you are able to trust it to work when you need it the most.
Consistent Testing and Inspection Meets Insurance Requirements
Insurance carriers may deny claims for fire damages if a company can’t provide proof that the fire alarm was regularly tested. Insurance providers may require have documented evidence that a company’s commercial fire alarm system has been properly maintained.
Local and State Laws Require Inspection and Testing
Many states and local jurisdictions have adopted NFPA standards as codes or regulations regarding fire alarm testing requirements. Other jurisdictions have their own regulation, but the bottom line is that virtually all states require annual inspection and testing.
Regular Inspection and Testing Lowers Legal Costs
A reliable fire alarm system may protect a business in the event of a fire. A properly operating fire alarm system provides notification so that building occupants can evacuate safely. This may help to protect your company from possible lawsuits.
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