Fire alarm systems are an essential part of any commercial or public building, and it is important to ensure that they are in good working order at all times. BS 5839 recommends that fire alarm systems are inspected at least every six months by a competent person, usually a specialist fire safety company. This professional testing will cover factors such as logbook inspection, visual call point inspection, visual inspection of detectors and other devices, and inspection of any changes to the building layout or occupancy levels. Failure to meet the six-month inspection quota means that your system will not be deemed compliant with British Standards, something which could cause issues if you are tasked with proving that your building meets required fire safety regulations. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that your fire alarm system is regularly inspected and maintained to avoid any potential problems.