The Importance of Fire Alarm Testing
The importance of investing in your building’s fire safety cannot be overstated. In addition to protecting your staff and your building, you are staying in compliance with important safety mandates, including the NFPA 72 inspection requirements. At Point Monitor, we specialize in outfitting buildings with the best safety and efficiency measures. Our professional staff can also help in conducting fire alarm inspections and fire alarm testing.
The mandated fire alarm testing time interval by the National Fire Protection Agency varies depending upon the equipment used in your building. Some equipment requires weekly testing, others monthly, semiannually, or annually. If you are unsure about the required testing periods for your system, reach out to our team. We would be happy to provide clarity on the requirements and schedule an inspection if needed.
- Preserve Life—Especially in large buildings, evacuating everyone in the event of a fire will take time. The earlier a fire can be detected, the more likely your staff and guests will have time to exit without harm. If you are regularly conducting fire alarm tests, you should feel confident that the system will work when you need it.
- Maintain Insurance Coverage—Most insurance carriers will deny your claim if you have a fire and do not have proof of inspection and regular testing of your fire alarm. Additionally, there may be discounts available from your provider if you provide proof of regular testing and inspection. Insurance providers are more willing to aid your business when you make every effort to keep your fire alarm system in working condition.
- Avoid Legal Issues—Taking proactive measures to prioritize fire safety and fire alarm testing can help you avoid being sued. If you have proof that all efforts were taken to keep everyone safe and have a suitable fire emergency plan, you are far less likely to face legal problems. Think of fire alarm testing as a protective choice for the safety of everyone and the long-term longevity of your business. Avoid being careless with fire safety measures, or else your business may be ruined by legal issues.
If you need support with improving your fire safety measures or conducting fire alarm testing, reach out to Point Monitor here. We can ensure that your business is safe and in compliance with all requirements and mandates.