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OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION & ALARM SYSTEMS. MANAGEMENT OF PLANNED MAINTENANCE TASK INSTRUCTIONS

OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION & ALARM SYSTEMS TASKS 195 - 206 1 1.1 HEALTH & SAFETY Comply with any specific warning notices or site restrictions as identified within the site safety plan held by the responsible person, and with any other specific/temporary hazards identified during site induction/at time of visit. All work must comply with the relevant safety procedures for working on electrical equipment. During the inspection, the opportunity should be taken to identify dangers that might arise during the testing. Any location and equipment for which safety precautions may be necessary should be noted and the appropriate steps taken. Before testing any system check that it is not connected to and automatic gas/water flooding system, any such systems are to be disconnected before testing and reconnected on completion. It should be noted that a Permit to Work from the Authorised Person (Boilers And Pressure Systems may be required, check with the Mowlem Aqumen responsible person before starting work. Some Minerva and other smoke detectors contain a very small radio-active element and are not to be dismantled beyond that required to remove a detector from its' base. The special precautions required for the transport and or storage and disposal of these detectors will be provided by the sub-contractor responsible, and approved by the MOWLEM AQUMEN responsible person, they must be strictly followed. On completion of work, a final check should be made to ensure that all covers etc. to live parts have been securely re-fixed. A specific `risk assessment', to satisfy The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, must be carried out. Due consideration to this and any other statutory regulations e.g. COSHH 1999, Manual Handling Reg's 1992. Etc. must be made prior to carrying out any task detailed below. Risk assessments are to be carried out by the operative's employer. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Liase with the building manager/customer representative before starting and finishing work. If the fire alarm system to be tested automatically calls an outside authority, e.g., the fire brigade, appropriate action is to be taken to suppress such automatic action before commencing the test. Any defects considered to adversely affect safe operation of the equipment shall be reported to responsible person. Manufacturers technical literature shall, where held or obtainable, be made available to the operatives by the responsible person. Any instructions within the manufacturers literature that contradict this task sheet shall be followed in preference. Obtain the Responsible Persons comments and complaints (if any) on the performance of the system. A Log Book is to be created for each building with a Fire Alarm system, Log Book page No 1 is to be completed for each building Fire Alarm system. Log Book page No 2 is to be completed on each occasion that maintenance, servicing or repair is carried out on the system. The building Log Book may be use to retain other Log Book pages for systems such as Emergency Lighting. Checklists 3 and 4 will also perform the function of being the Certificate of Testing Fire Alarm System, and as such must be retained in the building file. Record all inspection findings. All items requiring repair shall be listed on the PPM work docket, any repairs carried out under the Contract Lump Sum shall be indicated as such, any other items in this category requiring shut downs or spares shall be carried out following agreed procedures. Any deviation from accepted operation or any defects considered to present a safety or operational hazard shall be reported to the responsible person, who shall arrange any remedial actions, and who will advise the client as required. The attached task instructions highlight the basic elements that should be carried out as a minimum requirement. The sub-contractor may adopt these instructions or submit there their own method statements for approval. The task instructions provided are generic in form and will require modifying to suit specific equipment/systems being maintained. It should be noted that the full requirements of the relevant reference documents must be complied with; the list provided here is not exhaustive. Lead reference' documents: PSA MEEG Volume 6 Section 28.101:1992. Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 BS5839-1: 1988: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings: Part 1 "Code of Practice for system design, installation and servicing":

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· · · · · · · · · · BS5839-2: 1996: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for Manual call points BS5839-3: 1988: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for automatic release mechanisms for certain protection equipment. BS5839-4: 1988: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for control and indicating equipment. BS5839-5: 1988: Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Specification for optical beam smoke detectors BS7807: 1995 Code of practice for design, installation and servicing of integrated systems incorporating fire detection and alarm systems and/or other security systems for buildings. BS EN 54-2:1998 Fire detection and fire alarm systems, control and indicating equipment. BS EN 54-3:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Sounders. BS EN 54-4:1998 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Power supply equipment. BS EN 54-5:1998 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Heat detectors. Point detectors. BS EN 54-7:2001 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Smoke detectors. Point detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionisation

Task Numbers AD-PPM 195-206 to be shown on all PPM dockets as appropriate *Mandatory Frequencies to individually assessed per site, approved through Authorising Engineers * Table below guideline only.

Item Description OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS (STC CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM)

Task No 195

Task

Lead Ref.

Status

Frequency

Remarks

Test call points, detectors and alarms and inspect batteries and generators in accordance with BS 5839

BS5839

Mandatory

Weekly (W)

Refer to BS 5839 for call point test procedures.

196

Test on generator

Mandatory

Monthly (M0

197

Inspect and test battery operation, alarm & ancillary functions, inc., telephone switch board fault indicators Check detectors, general inspection

Mandatory

3 Monthly (3M)

198 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS (MINERVA FIRE ALARM SYSTEM)

Mandatory

ANNUALLY (Y) Weekly (W) Refer to BS 5839 for call point test procedures.

199

Test call points, detectors and alarms and inspect batteries and generators in accordance with BS 5839

BS5839

Mandatory

200

Test on generator

Mandatory

Monthly (M0

201

Inspect and test battery operation, alarm & ancillary functions Check detectors, general inspection

Mandatory

3 Monthly (3M) ANNUALLY (Y) Weekly (W) Refer to BS 5839 for call point test procedures.

202 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS (OTHER FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS)

Mandatory

203

Test call points, detectors and alarms and inspect batteries and generators in accordance with BS 5839

BS5839

Mandatory

204

Test on generator

Mandatory

Monthly (M0

205

Inspect and test battery operation, alarm & ancillary functions Check detectors, general inspection

Mandatory

3 Monthly (3M) ANNUALLY (Y)

206

Mandatory

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STC CLOSED LOOP INSTALLATIONS TASK 195 (W) TEST CALL POINTS, DETECTORS AND ALARMS. INSPECT BATTERIES AND GENERATORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS5839 PROCEDURES 1. Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. 2. Where a system has less than 13 zones, a different zone is to be tested each week in turn. 3. Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. 4. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. 5. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, battery connections and electrolyte level should be made to confirm serviceability. 6. All panel controls are warning lamps are to be tested for correct operation 7. Check the zone diagram exists adjacent to the panel, report if it is missing. On existing zone diagrams confirm no changes have been made to the system or building. Note any changes and report them to Mowlem Aqumen.

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STC CLOSED LOOP INSTALLATIONS. TASK 196 - (M) TEST ON STANDBY GENERATOR (WHERE APPLICABLE). PROCEDURES 1. Check and start a standby generator in accordance with TASK 85. The set is to be run on-load for at least one hour. 2. Monitor the fire alarm system for evidence of malfunctions during the generator test run. 3. On completion of the test Operate at least one call point on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices.

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STC CLOSED LOOP INSTALLATIONS. TASK 197 (3M) INSPECT & TEST BATTERY OPERATION, ALARM & ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS INC. TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARD FAULT INDICATORS PROCEDURES 1. Inspect and check the fire alarm switchboard and components for damage and deterioration. Check the operation of the paper feed and punching mechanism whilst a functional test is carried out from the call point. 2. Test the earth fault indication by making a temporary connection between either L+ or L- and earth at any alarm call box. Under this condition the earth fault lamp on the switchboard should flash and the buzzer sound. Operation of the `Buzzer Cut Off' key should silence the buzzer and the earth fault lamp should remain illuminated. Removal of the temporary connection at the alarm call box should extinguish the lamp. 3. Test the open-circuit fault indication by disconnecting either link L+ or L- at any alarm call box. Under this condition the `DIS' lamp on the switchboard should flash and the buzzer sound. Operation of the `Buzzer Cut Off' key should silence the buzzer and the `DIS' lamp should remain illuminated. Reconnection of the link at the alarm call box should extinguish the lamp. 4. Test the short-circuit indication by making a temporary connection between L+ or L- at any alarm call box. Operate that call box and check that the fire call is registered, the `SC' lamp on the switchboard is illuminated and the buzzer sounds. Operation of the `Buzzer Cut Off' key should silence the buzzer and extinguish the lamp. Remove temporary connection at the alarm call box. 5. Test the silent test facility from an alarm call box. Open the call box; plug a portable test telephone into the Test jack. Operate the trip handle and check that impulses are heard in the test telephone receiver. Remove the test telephone plug and rewind the call point mechanism. Note: The silent test allows the signalling mechanism to run without sending a fire call. However the test is only successful if the call point is fault free. 6. Check the earth connections in each alarm call box. Clean the exposed bearings of the mechanisms in each alarm call box; lubricate the bearings and coat the main spring of the mechanism with light grade oil. 7. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, and connections should be made to confirm serviceability. 8. Secondary (rechargeable type) Cells Check that electrolyte levels and the specific gravity are correct. 9. Primary (non-rechargeable type) Cells Check the battery against date of installation, replace if battery life has expired or will do so before the next due date for this task. If the battery is not due for replacement, test it in accordance with the makers instructions to verify that it is suitable for continued service to the next due date for this task. 10. Check the fire alarm functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. b)Where a system has less than 13 zones, each zone is to be tested in turn. c)Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. 11. Check all ancillary functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Check in turn each fault indication by simulating that fault and noting that the appropriate indication is made. b)Visually check the control and indicating equipment for evidence of moisture ingress, mechanical or physical damage or other deterioration. 12. Carry out a visual inspection to confirm that there is a clear space of at least 750mm in all directions below every detector, and that all manual call points remain unobstructed and conspicuous. 13. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. FLOODING SYSTEMS-e.g. CO2, HALON, WATER etc. Where a system is connected to a flooding system Inspect all linkages and bottles for correct function and charge (Do not release flooding medium) Check warning lights and other alarms connected to the system. To be carried out by specialist sub-contractor

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STC CLOSED LOOP INSTALLATIONS. TASK 198 - (Y) CHECK DETECTORS & CARRY OUT GENERAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES 1. In addition to carrying out the requirements of TASK 197 the following testing is to be carried out. a)Each detector is to be checked for correct operation in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations b)A visual inspection is to be carried out to confirm all cable fittings and equipment are secure, undamaged and adequately protected.

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MINERVA FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 199 - (W) TEST CALL POINTS, DETECTORS AND ALARMS. INSPECT BATTERIES AND GENERATORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS 5389 PROCEDURES 1. For a Three-Wire System a)At each power unit cabinet check 'Mains On' lamp is alight and at each panel check that the neon 'System On' lamp is alight. b)At each power unit cabinet switch off the mains supply and check that the 'Mains On' lamp is extinguished and the 'Emergency On' lamplights and that the motor generator is running. Withdraw the output fuse of the generator and check that the 'Power fault' lamp lights. Restore the generator fuse and the mains supply and check that the motor generator stops and all lamps show normal operating conditions. c)At each power unit cabinet withdraw the battery fuse and check that the 'Battery Fault' lamp lights. Replace the fuse and check that the lamp is extinguished. d)At each control and indicating panel operate the alarm bell test facilities as follows: I.Press and hold 'Test Alarm' button. Check that the local and remote audible alarms operate. II.Whilst continuing to depress the 'Test Alarm' button press the 'Bell Off' button. Check that the audible alarms cease to operate and that the 'Bell Off' lamplights. III.Release the 'Test Alarm' and 'Bell Off' buttons and check that the 'Bell Off' lamp is extinguished. IV.Press momentarily the 'Test Alarm' button and check that the audible alarms operate. V.Record the results of the tests/checks. 2. For a Two-Wire System a)At each control unit check that the 'Mains On' and 'Systems On' lamps are illuminated. Individual Groups or circuits can be isolated for repair or maintenance by operation of the appropriate key switch or control unit. When so isolated the appropriate group lamp is extinguished. Total group isolation will illuminate the 'System Off' lamp. b)At each control unit withdraw the mains supply fuse and check that the 'Mains On' lamp is extinguished and that the 'System On' lamp remains alight. When a remote and/or repeater panel is fitted check that the 'Fault' lamp is illuminated. Restore the mains supply fuse and check that the 'Mains On' and 'System On' lamps are illuminated and that the 'Fault' lamp in the remote and/or repeater panel is extinguished. c)At each control unit withdraw the battery fuse and check that the 'Mains On' lamp remains alight and that the 'battery Fault' and 'System Off' lamps are illuminated. The 'System On' Lamp should be extinguished. Also check that where a remote and/or repeater panel is installed the 'Fault' lamp is illuminated. Replace the battery fuse and check that the 'Battery Fault' and 'System Off' lamps are extinguished and that the 'System On' lamp lights. Check that the 'Fault' lamp in the remote and/or repeater panel is extinguished. d)At each control unit operate the alarm test facilities as follows: I.Press and hold 'Test and Reset' button located behind the hinged flap on the front cover. Check that the local and remote audible alarms operate. II.Whilst depressing the 'Test and Reset' button operate the 'Bell Silence' button and check that all audible alarms are silenced. III.Release both buttons and check that alarms remain silenced. IV.Press momentarily the 'Test and Reset' button and check that the audible alarms operate. V.Record the results of the tests/checks. 3. Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. 4. Where a system has less than 13 zones, each zone is to be tested in turn. 5. Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks.

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6. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. 8. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, battery connections and electrolyte level should be made to confirm serviceability. 9. All panel controls are warning lamps are to be tested for correct operation 10.Check the zone diagram exists adjacent to the panel, report if it is missing. On existing zone diagrams confirm no changes have been made to the system or building. Note any changes and report them to Mowlem Aqumen.

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MINERVA FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 200 - (M) TEST ON STANDBY GENERATOR (WHERE APPLICABLE). PROCEDURES

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Check and start a standby generator in accordance with task sheet 85. The set is to be run on-load for at least one hour. Monitor the fire alarm system for evidence of malfunctions during the generator test run. On completion of the test Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices.

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MINERVA FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 201 - (3M) INSPECT & TEST BATTERY OPERATION, ALARM & ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS PROCEDURES Carry out checks for 2 & 3 wire systems as described in TASK 199 and these further checks. 1 - For a Three-Wire System Test the indicators as follows: a) Single indicators. At each indicating panel with single indicators press and hold the 'Test and Reset' button and press in turn the button under each single indicator. Each indicator lamp should light on operation of its associated button and the supervisory neon lamp and zone indicator lamps should flash at least once but not more than 60 times per minute. If this condition is not achieved the detector under test is suspect and should be changed. Group indicators. At each indicating panel press and hold the 'Test and Reset' button and turn each group selection switch from 'Off' to position 1, 2, 3 and 4. The local group indicator alarm lamp should light in each position to which a detector is connected. The supervisory neon lamp and the zone indicator lamps should flash at least once but not at more than 60 times per minute. If this condition is not achieved the detector under test is suspect and should be changed. Observe that the appropriate zone indicating lamps in the cabinet installed in the continuously manned location, flash during the above tests. Check that one detector in each circuit connected to an indicator panel operates under a simulated fire condition and that all indication and alarms are correctly registered. The detector is to be operated by using a proprietary gas tester in an aerosol canister and a different detector should be selected for test in rotation. Record results of the tests/checks.

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2 - For a Two-Wire System a) Operate each 'End of Line Unit' by pressing the button on the unit. If the wiring of the circuit is sound the neon lamp located in the test unit will light. b) Check that one detector in each circuit connected to the Control Unit operates under a simulated fire condition and that all indications and alarms are correctly registered. The detector is to be operated by using a proprietary gas tester in an aerosol canister and a different detector should be selected for test in rotation. c) Record the results of the tests/checks. 3. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, and connections should be made to confirm serviceability. 4. Secondary (rechargeable type) Cells Check that electrolyte levels and the specific gravity are correct. 5. Primary (non-rechargeable type) Cells Check the battery against date of installation, replace if battery life has expired or will do so before the next due date for this task. If the battery is not due for replacement, test it in accordance with the makers instructions to verify that it is suitable for continued service to the next due date for this task. 6. Check the fire alarm functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. b)Where a system has less than 13 zones, each zone is to be tested in turn. c)Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. 7. Check all ancillary functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Check in turn each fault indication by simulating that fault and noting that the appropriate indication is made. b)Visually check the control and indicating equipment for evidence of moisture ingress, mechanical or physical damage or other deterioration. 8. Carry out a visual inspection to confirm that there is a clear space of at least 750mm in all directions below every detector, and that all manual call points remain unobstructed and conspicuous.

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9. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. FLOODING SYSTEMS-e.g. CO2, HALON, WATER etc. Where a system is connected to a flooding system Inspect all linkages and bottles for correct function and charge (Do not release flooding medium) Check warning lights and other alarms connected to the system. To be carried out by specialist sub-contractor

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MINERVA FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TASK 202 - (Y) CHECK DETECTORS & CARRY OUT GENERAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES 1. In addition to carrying out the requirements of TASK 201 the following testing is to be carried out. a)Each detector is to be checked for correct operation in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations b)A visual inspection is to be carried out to confirm all cable fittings and equipment are secure, undamaged and adequately protected.

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OTHER FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 203 - (W) TEST CALL POINTS, DETECTORS AND ALARMS, INSPECT BATTERIES AND GENERATORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS5839 PROCEDURES 1. Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. 2. Where a system has less than 13 zones, a different zone is to be tested each week in turn. 3. Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. 4. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. 5. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, battery connections and electrolyte level should be made to confirm serviceability. 6. Where a control panel is of the type, which provides a state of the system printout, a printout is to be taken and fasten to the work docket. 7. All panel controls are warning lamps are to be tested for correct operation 8. Check the zone diagram exists adjacent to the panel, report if it is missing. On existing zone diagrams confirm no changes have been made to the system or building. Note any changes and report them to Mowlem Aqumen.

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OTHER FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 204 - (M) TEST ON STANDBY GENERATOR WHERE APPLICABLE. PROCEDURES 1 Check and start a standby generator in accordance with task sheet 85. The set is to be run on-load for at least one hour. Monitor the fire alarm system for evidence of malfunctions during the generator test run. On completion of the test Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices.

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OTHER FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 205 ­ (3M) INSPECT & TEST BATTERY OPERATION, ALARM & ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS 1. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, and connections should be made to confirm serviceability. 2. Secondary (rechargeable type) Cells Check that electrolyte levels and the specific gravity are correct. 3. Primary (non-rechargeable type) Cells Check the battery against date of installation, replace if battery life has expired or will do so before the next due date for this task. If the battery is not due for replacement, test it in accordance with the makers instructions to verify that it is suitable for continued service to the next due date for this task. 4. Check the fire alarm functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system to test the ability of the control and indicating equipment to receive a signal, to sound the alarm, and operate any other warning devices. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. b)Where a system has less than 13 zones, each zone is to be tested in turn. c)Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. 5. Check all ancillary functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: a)Check in turn each fault indication by simulating that fault and noting that the appropriate indication is made. b)Visually check the control and indicating equipment for evidence of moisture ingress, mechanical or physical damage or other deterioration. 6. Carry out a visual inspection to confirm that there is a clear space of at least 750mm in all directions below every detector, and that all manual call points remain unobstructed and conspicuous. 7. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. This is to prove that the sounder circuits are fully operational before completing the work. FLOODING SYSTEMS-e.g. CO2, HALON, WATER etc. Where a system is connected to a flooding system Inspect all linkages and bottles for correct function and charge (Do not release flooding medium) Check warning lights and other alarms connected to the system. To be carried out by specialist sub-contractor

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OTHER FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS TASK 206 ­ (Y0 CHECK DETECTORS & CARRY OUT GENERAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES 1. In addition to carrying out the requirements of TASK 205 the following testing is to be carried out. a)Each detector is to be checked for correct operation in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations b)A visual inspection is to be carried out to confirm all cable fittings and equipment are secure, undamaged and adequately protected.

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Establishment_____________________

Task Group 31 Operation and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Location_________________________ Checklist No1 Tasks-195, 199, 203 Frequency- (W) Indicate S/NS or Y/N or reading as required. NS record action taken Record any defects here, continue overleaf: -

Date-Week Comm.

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(W) Test call points, detectors and alarms and inspect batteries and generators in accordance with BS 5839 **STC Closed loop System/ Minerva System/ Other System (State type tested here).......................................................... Task Result Location of Detector(s) and Zone No(s). (Room No/Name)

Operate at least one detector; call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. Where a system has more than 13 zones, sufficient additional zones are to be tested each week in turn to ensure that every zone is tested at least once every 13 weeks. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the tests, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. Where the batteries are open or accessible, a visual inspection of the battery condition, battery connections and electrolyte level should be made to confirm serviceability. Record the test and the fire call points, detectors operated, sounder audibility and battery condition in the Fire Alarm test Log Book. **delete as required Signed.......................................Name..................................................Date....................................

(Sub-Contractor)

Establishment_____________________

Task Group 31 Operation and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Location_________________________ Checklist No2 Tasks-196, 200, 204 Frequency- (M) Indicate S/NS or Y/N or reading as required. NS record action taken Record any defects here, continue overleaf: -

Date-Week Comm.

Week No.

(M) Test call points, detectors and alarms, Test on Emergency Generator, to be carried out in conjunction with Task 85 Generator run. **STC Closed loop System/ Minerva System/ Other System (State type tested here)............................................................ Task Result Location of Detector(s) and Zone No(s). (Room No/Name)

Check and start a standby generator in accordance with TASK 85. The set is to be run on-load for at least one hour. Monitor the fire alarm system for evidence of malfunctions during the generator test run. On completion of the test Operate at least one detector; call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system. A different detector, call point or end of line switch within a zone should be tested at each occasion. If sounder operation has been inhibited during the test, a final test - with sounders re-instated - is to be undertaken. Record the test and the fire call points, detectors operated, sounder audibility and battery condition in the Fire Alarm test Log Book. **delete as required Signed.......................................Name..................................................Date....................................

(Sub-Contractor)

Establishment_____________________

Task Group 31 Operation and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Location_________________________ Checklist No3 Tasks-197, 201, 205 Certificate of Testing Fire Alarm System. Frequency- (3M) Indicate S/NS or Y/N or reading as required. NS record action taken Record any defects here, continue overleaf: -

Date-Week Comm.

Week No.

(3M) Inspect and test battery operation, alarm & ancillary functions **STC Closed loop System/ Minerva System/ Other System (State type tested here)............................................................ Task Result

Carry out Weekly Task on Checklist 1

Batteries: (a) Secondary (rechargeable type) Cells. Check that electrolyte levels and the specific gravity are correct. (b) Primary (non-rechargeable type) Cells. Check the battery against date of installation, replace if battery life has expired or will do so before the next due date for this task. If the battery is not due for replacement, test it in accordance with the makers instructions to verify that it is suitable for continued service to the next due date for this task. Operate at least one detector, call point or end of line switch on one fire "zone" of the system, and operate any other warning device Check all ancillary functions of the control and indicating equipment as follows: (a) Check in turn each fault indication by simulating that fault and noting that the appropriate indication is made. (b) Visually check the control and indicating equipment for evidence of moisture ingress, mechanical or physical damage or other deterioration. Carry out a visual inspection to confirm that there is a clear space of at least 750mm in all directions below every detector, and that all manual call points remain unobstructed and conspicuous. Report any violation to Aqumen immediately. Record battery, control and indicating equipment condition in the Fire Alarm test Log Book. **delete as required Signed.......................................Name..................................................Date....................................

(Sub-Contractor)

Establishment_____________________

Task Group 31 Operation and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Location_________________________ Checklist No4 Tasks-198, 202, 206 Certificate of Testing Fire Alarm System. Frequency- (1Y) Indicate S/NS or Y/N or reading as required. NS record action taken Record any defects here, continue overleaf: -

Date-Week Comm.

Week No.

(1Y) Check detectors general inspection **STC Closed loop System/ Minerva System/ Other System (State type tested here)......................................................... Task Result

Carry out Weekly Task on Checklist 1 Carry out 3 Monthly Task on Checklist 3

Each detector is to be checked for correct operation in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations A visual inspection is to be carried out to confirm all cable fittings and equipment are secure, undamaged and adequately protected. **delete as required Signed.......................................Name..................................................Date....................................

(Sub-Contractor)

Establishment_____________________

Log Book Page No1 For Fire Alarm System Job Reference Data on System Log Book - Task Group 31 Task No's - 195-206

NOTE ­ 1. Complete the information below for each building

Location of Fire Alarm ____________________________________________________ System Type ___________________________________________________________ System Installed by _______________________________ Date __________________ Maintenance provider: ____________________________Tele No ________________

Note below Responsible Person and all changes in this duty holder post.

REPONSIBLE PERSON

DATE

Note below all expendable components replaced

Date

Component Replaced Location in building

Reason for replacement

Initials

G31/LBT195-206

Establishment_____________________

Log Book Page No2 For Fire Alarm System Job Record of Historical data of events occurring on system Log Book - Task Group 31 Task No's ­ 195-206

NOTE ­ 1. Complete the information below for each building

Location of Fire Alarm ____________________________________________________ System Type ___________________________________________________________ System Installed by _______________________________ Date __________________ Maintenance provider: ____________________________Tele No ________________

(a) Include if event counter provided on system Note below - All events occurring on the system e.g. all, weekly, monthly, 6 monthly, annual maintenance tasks; Servicing following wiring check, faults, any alterations and other non routine attention etc.

Date

Time

(a) Counter Reading

Event

Action Required

Date Completed

Initials

G31/LBT195-206

Log Book Page ­ Defect Sheet

Date Defect Remedial Action Taken Initials

Information

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