The original design or building use has changed is one of the most common reasons. Ensuring that the system is still relevant to the original design is the clients responsibility but also the servicing company that performs the AS1851 inspections.
The number one reason is dirty detectors. Commercial fire detectors can have a life span longer than a standard smoke alarm (10 years). Maintenance of the detectors is necessary as the detector has air and dust passing through its fine gauzes. After time an addressable system will help identify the dirty detectors before they reach alarm stage, depending on the brand of system your premise has installed.
FCF Fire & Electricals’ recommendation is to have a technician download the fire report of your system and analyse the information on which detectors are likely to alarm next. Enter an FCF Fire & Electrical cleaning program which has saved thousands of dollars on false alarm call outs for our clients in brigade callouts to false alarms. Of course this also means less alarms, less disruption to your business.
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Depending on the complexity of the designed AS1670 system, a commissioning test could take only an hour for one fire technician or days with multiple technicians and specialists for interconnected systems.
The aim of commissioning is to confirm that the fire detection system is designed to AS1670 and performs to the design requirements. Normally referred to by Fire Technicians as a 100% test, commissioning tests put every component of the system to the test.
As testing is being performed AS1670 requires documentation to be completed by the installer and certifier to ensure that the functionality of the fire detection system follows AS1670.