The testing and inspection requirements for a commercial fire alarm system are set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-72). Testing does more than just allowing a business to stay in business. It ensures that your commercial fire alarm system will function properly when needed if and when a fire threat is present. NFPA standards establish regulations regarding each testing and inspection requirements for a commercial fire alarm system. Failing to adhere to these standards can have serious consequences including revocation of certificate of occupancy, cancellation of insurance policies, denial of claims, and exposure to both civil and criminal liability if a fire breaks out. Perhaps just as important is the potential for property damage, personal injuries, or wrongful deaths.

Testing requirements for your commercial fire alarm system

For a commercial fire alarm system connected to a supervising station, testing must be performed for all of the fire alarm system functions, fuses, interfaces, lamps/LEDs, power supplies, and transponders on an annual basis. These testing requirements also include batteries, fiber-optic power cables, control units, and annunciators. For a commercial fire alarm system that is not connected to a supervising station, testing must be performed for the fire alarm system functions, fuses, interfaces, LEDs/lamps, power supplies including batteries and cables, and transponders on a quarterly basis.

Supervising station fire alarms must be tested monthly including the digital alarm communication receiver, digital alarm radio receiver, McCulloh system, two-way RF multiplex, radio alarm supervising station receiver, private microwave, and radio alarm repeater station receiver.

Inspection requirements for your commercial fire alarm system

Semi-annual inspections are required for radiant energy fire detectors, water flow devices, valve tamper switches, and batteries.

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