Fire Indicator Panel Testing Services
How do they work?
Fire Detection Systems have two main components — a Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) and Smoke or Heat Detectors. These systems do exactly what you would expect, monitor buildings for the presence of smoke and fire and alert occupants and emergency services. Additional manual triggers such as break glass units can be incorporated into the system so that occupants of the building can manually trigger the system in the event of a fire.
What Are the Requirements for Servicing?
The minimum requirements for servicing of Fire Detection Systems are specified in Australian Standards AS 1851-2012 Section 6, where it states that they require monthly, 6 monthly and 12 monthly inspections and testing, and 5 yearly preventive maintenance.
All states and territories have enacted legislation requiring building or facility owners (and in some instances tenants) to ensure required fire protection systems and equipment are properly maintained and able to fulfil their purpose. AWTT clients automatically receive updates of any changes made to legislation and we will make sure you remain compliant.
How We Keep You Safe and Compliant
Our qualified professionals will inspect all components of the Fire Indicator Panel and survey other components throughout the building looking for any sign of damage or deterioration.
Our monthly, 6 & 12 monthly testing will comply with all required elements outlined in the Australian Standards AS 1851-2012 Section 6.
We complete all tests required in standard one, six and twelve monthly inspections and services together with tests of each input and output supervised circuit, simulate a circuit fault condition, apply short circuits as required, and confirm that monitored systems are working.
We provide written reports for all inspections and tests. These reports contain all elements of work completed as per the requirements in the Australian Standards and will highlight anything requiring rectification. If rectification is required we will recommend tailored solutions.
The Guiding Document
The Australian Standard for the routine service of fire protection systems and equipment is AS 1851-2012. AWTT clients will be advised automatically should any amendments occur to this Standard or to any related State or Territory legislation.