Fire alarms are a critical part of any fire safety strategy. In the event of a fire, they provide an early warning that can give people the time they need to evacuate safely. Fire alarm systems must be regularly inspected and tested to ensure that they are in good working order. BS 5839 recommends that fire alarm systems be inspected at least every six months by a competent person, such as a specialist fire safety company. This professional testing will cover factors including, but not limited to: logbook inspection, visual call point inspections, visual inspection of detectors and other devices, and inspection of any building changes (layout, alterations). Changes to use or occupancy levels can also affect the required frequency of inspection. 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. Fire alarm systems play a vital role in keeping people safe, so it is important to ensure that they are properly maintained.