Fire Alarm Servicing and maintenance

ADH Electrical Services takes pride in providing fire alarm servicing and maintenance to Manchester businesses of all sizes ensuring they are in full working order, minimising risk and providing a safe working environment.

Does my property have to have a fire alarm?

With the exception of privately occupied residences, not only must your premises have a fire alarm in place as per British standard: BS 5839 it also states that:

- Fire alarms should be inspected twice a year at a minimum, by a competent person.

- Look to be replaced after 10 years.

Also, Regulatory reform (Fire Safety) order 2005 (RRO) requires that fire alarms be regularly tested and maintained. This will usually be carried out weekly by the responsible person for the premises.

Can I carry out the tests and inspections myself?

Weekly testing can be carried out by the Premises owner or their designated responsible person. When these tests are carried out, they should include:

- Making sure the alarm sounds throughout the premises and for a long enough time to be noticed by employees and guests. This can be done by using the fire alarms test button.

- Make sure there are no warnings or faults. An example is a low battery light. This also applies for mains powered alarms as they have a backup battery in the unit.

Inspections as part of regular regulatory requirements however require that they be completed by a competent person or professional.

As to what constitutes a competent person or professional, what is important here is to understand that the burden of responsibility sits with the person carrying out the inspection. If in the unwanted scenario the fire alarm failed to perform its function, the person who confirmed the inspections were carried out would be liable for any wrong doing.

If you are in any doubt as to what the requirements and responsibilities of an inspection are, then you should seek qualified professional help such as provided by ADH Electrical Services.

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How do I know if the fire alarm has been inspected?

Records should be kept regarding when tests were carried out and any maintenance that has been completed.

If you are unable to locate these records, then now is the time to arrange for an inspection to be carried out.

If you require assistance or more detailed information please contact ADH Electrical Services so that we can arrange an inspection of your premises and help you keep your business safe and compliant.

What our customers think...

Here’s what some of the people we’ve worked with have to say about what we do.



Dean did a great job doing a full rewire. I needed the job doing quickly as I was due to move into the house soon so he moved some jobs about for me and completed the work quickly and too a very high standard. Will be using him again for any future work.



Dean undertook a rewire of a domestic property for me. He was professional, the job was done nice and neatly, it was up to correct standards and regulations. The advice he gave was good as well. I am very happy with the price and the work which was to an excellent standard. I would use him again and would recommend him.


Ian S

Very professional job by Dean at a good price; sorted another job on the day and advised and fixed an unsafe piece of work which he found (loose wiring in a socket). Would recommend his services and would use again.