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An effective automatic fire-detection system that is properly serviced can offer a fast response to a fire, and thus, help to save lives while reducing the loss of property. However, the same system can also lead to false alarms causing heavy losses. A false alarm can also significantly reduce the public confidence in the capability of the alarm system and the respective installation company. By reducing these false fire alarms, you can keep your workplace safe, and avoid interruption to your business. Also, many false alarms can also make workers to become complacent. Therefore, when a real fire occurs, the workers may be caught in the inferno. Here are some tips to reduce false fire alarms.
Hire a Competent Installation Expert – If the fire-alarm system in your workplace triggers endless false alarms, then it may be regarded as unsatisfactory by the local fire fighting service. Therefore, you should hire a contractor who is experienced and knowledgeable in designing and installing fire detection systems. Such an individual will at least guarantee that the system is up to the highest achievable standard. Opt for professionals who have been certified by independent and recognized professional bodies or you can seek help from the local fire station, where they can recommend suitable contractors.
Install Fire Detectors in Appropriate Places -- Fire codes in your jurisdiction can help you determine where to install fire detectors in the workplace at safe distances from heat, steam and smoke sources. Do not install smoke detectors very close to the kitchen or bathroom areas because the system can trigger a false fire alarm due to the natural steam and smoke.
Use a Dual Alarm System -- When you want to reduce false alarms, you should purchase a system that detects both smoke and heat. The system will only go off when heat is detected. Furthermore, a suitable detector should have a verification mechanism. The system works by sampling air in the area to determine the presence of smoke. When the smoke is detected and persists for 10 to 30 seconds, the system activates the alarm.
Regular Maintenance and Training of Personnel -- You should maintain your fire alarm system at least once a year. Remove any dust and dirt in the smoke detectors and repair any electrical or mechanical faults. Also, replace damaged detectors. The occupier should also endeavor to train all workers on safety procedures and measures to respond to a fire alarm, whether real or false. The occupier should also facilitate the training of staff on how to detect if the integrity of the fire alarm system is compromised.Share
5 August 2016