Fire Protection System Maintenance Checklist

Use the Fire Protection System Maintenance Checklist to inspect and maintain fire safety systems and equipment ensuring a secure and compliant environment.

Fire Protection System Maintenance Checklist



Daily Checks

1. Can all fire exits be opened immediately and easily?


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2. Are fire doors clear of obstructions?


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3. Are escape routes clear?


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Fire Warning Systems

1. Is the indicator panel showing 'normal'?


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2. Are whistles, gongs, or air horns in place?


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Escape Lighting

1. Are luminaires and exit signs in good condition and undamaged?


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2. Is emergency lighting and sign lighting working correctly?


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Firefighting Equipment

1. Are all fire extinguishers in place?


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2. Are fire extinguishers clearly visible?


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3. Are vehicles blocking fire hydrants or access to them?


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Escape Routes

1. Do all emergency fastening devices to fire exits (push bars and pads, etc.) work correctly?


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2. Are external routes clear and safe?


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Fire Warning Systems

1. Does testing a manual call point send a signal to the indicator panel? (Disconnect the link to the receiving center or inform them of the test.)


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2. Did the alarm system work correctly during testing?


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3. Did staff and others hear the fire alarm?


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4. Did any linked fire protection systems operate correctly? (e.g., magnetic door holder released, smoke curtains drop)


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5. Do all visual alarms and/or vibrating alarms and pagers (as applicable) work?


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6. Do voice alarm systems work correctly, and was the message understood?


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Escape Lighting

1. Are charging indicators (if fitted) visible?


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Firefighting Equipment

1. Is all equipment in good condition?


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2. Are there additional items from the manufacturer's recommendations?


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Escape Routes

1. Do all electronic release mechanisms on escape doors work correctly, and do they 'failsafe' in the open position?


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2. Do all automatic opening doors on escape routes 'fail-safe' in the open position?


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3. Are fire door seals and self-closing devices in good condition?


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4. Do all internal self-closing fire doors work correctly?


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Escape Lighting

1. Do all luminaires and exit signs function correctly during testing?


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2. Have all emergency generators been tested? (Normally run for one hour.)


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Firefighting Equipment

1. Is the pressure in 'stored pressure' fire extinguishers correct?


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2. Are there additional items from the manufacturer's recommendations?


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General

1. Are vehicles blocking fire hydrants or access to them?


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2. Are there additional items from the manufacturer's recommendations?


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General

1. Has any firefighting or emergency evacuation lift been tested by a competent person?


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2. Has any sprinkler system been tested by a competent person?


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3. Have the release and closing mechanisms of any fire-resisting compartment doors and shutters been tested by a competent person?


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Fire Warning System

1. Has the system been checked by a competent person?


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Escape Lighting

1. Do all luminaires operate on the test for one-third of their rated value?


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2. Are there additional items from the manufacturer's recommendations?


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Escape Routes

1. Do all self-closing fire doors fit correctly?


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2. Is escape route compartmentation in good repair?


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Escape Lighting

1. Do all luminaires operate on the test for their full rated duration?


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2. Has the system been checked by a competent person?


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Firefighting Equipment

1. Has all firefighting equipment been checked by a competent person?


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Miscellaneous

1. Has the smoke and heat ventilation system been tested by a competent person?


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2. Has external access for the fire service been checked for ongoing availability?


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3. Are any necessary fire engine direction signs in place?


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