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Fire Alarm Maintenance

Looking For Expert Fire Alarm Maintenance? Contact Us!

As an employer, you have a Duty Of Care towards your staff and others who use your premises - like for example, members of the general public and vulnerable groups such as patients or children.


Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring that your commercial fire alarm system is running effectively. Without it, your fire alarm may fail to sound in an emergency, leading to unnecessary injuries and placing lives at risk.


At KCS Projects, we are experienced and highly qualified in maintaining fire alarm systems in commercial settings and public institutions such as schools and hospitals. With over 20 years in the Fire and Security industries, we have the expertise to ensure the safety of the people in your care, all while working to the highest industry standards.


Our experts provide a comprehensive fire alarm service for businesses and public and private institutions. We not only assess the function of your fire alarm, but can carry out any necessary repairs, or even redesign and install a new system where required. We are highly experienced in adapting fire alarm systems to our clients’ emergency protocols and providing expert advice tailored to your needs!


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Fire Alarm Maintenance: Your Responsibilities

The designated Responsible Person(s) in your organisation, usually the owner or employer, is legally responsible for all fire safety responsibilities on the premises.


This includes carrying out User Testing, arranging regular maintenance, and choosing a ‘competent person’ to maintain their fire alarm system.


The Responsible Person(s) must ensure that this person or body has the necessary knowledge and experience to carry out maintenance work.


Maintenance should be carried out at least twice a year to ensure that your fire alarm system is working to its full capacity.


Under the BS-5839, the competent person must:


  • Be knowledgeable regarding the different makes and models of fire alarm systems

  • Understand and be able to identify fire alarm system grades and categories

  • Understand the legal requirements of the RRO and BS-5839


In the event of any breaches of fire safety legislation, the Responsible Person may be subject to legal repercussions, which can include unlimited fines or up to two years in prison in extreme circumstances.


When you choose KCS Projects, you can be confident in the knowledge that your Fire Alarm System is in the safest of hands.


We are third-party approved by the BAFE Fire Safety Register and the Fire Industry Association for the design, installation, and maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems for commercial premises, making us a highly trusted provider of fire alarm maintenance services!


Why Is Regular Fire Alarm Maintenance Necessary?

Regularly maintaining your commercial fire alarm system is essential for safeguarding your staff and members of the public.


Failing to regularly maintain your fire alarm presents a number of risks, including:


  • Deaths or severe injury to staff or members of the public in the event of a fire

  • Failure of networked safety systems, such as sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, fire doors, and lifts

  • Unwanted fire signals, which could disrupt your routine processes

  • Faults and malfunctions

  • Withdrawal of Fire Service support due to repeated false alarms

When Is Maintenance Required?

Under the BS 5839, all detectors, call points, panels and circuits must be tested every six months at minimum by a competent person. Properties that have been identified as larger or higher risk may require more regular testing.


You should arrange for maintenance immediately if any issues with your fire alarm system are identified. Common signs that your fire alarm system requires maintenance include:


  • The fire alarm system fails to sound where appropriate

  • Repeated Unwanted Fire Signals (false alarms)

  • Noises or continuous beeping

  • Wear and tear to call points, panels and detectors

  • Damage to wiring or loose connections

  • Damaged batteries

  • Sensor blockages or sensors that have moved

Our Fire Alarm Maintenance Services

When you choose KCS Projects to maintain your fire alarm system, we will carry out a full inspection of the condition of your system.


This includes ensuring that your fire alarm system sounds correctly, at appropriate times, and at an audible volume, while taking into account environmental noise levels. Plus, if your organisation uses fire alarm monitoring services, we will ensure that your link to the Alarm Receiving Centre is reliable and secure.


Our friendly professionals are trained to provide expert guidance regarding any questions you may have about your fire alarm system. For professional advice and support, get in touch with us today on 01234 230 or email us at


About KCS Projects

At KCS Projects, we have over 20 years of experience in the security and fire safety sectors. Based in Milton Keynes, we deliver fire safety services across the UK, serving a diverse clientele from private, public, and commercial organisations.


Our commitment to delivering industry-leading fire safety technology and professional expertise has established us as a trustworthy provider of fire safety solutions for institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals.

Here at KCS Projects, we excel in navigating the complexities of fire safety across a wide range of settings. We understand that every building is unique and deliver bespoke fire safety services to meet the individual requirements of our clients. Our extensive experience in the fire and security industries enables us to deliver reliable, high-tech security solutions that guarantee the safety of our clients and their employees.


Our advisors are always on-hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your fire safety obligations. To speak to a member of our friendly team, contact us today on 01234 230690, or email us at

Contact Us If You’re Looking For Expert Fire Alarm Maintenance You Can Trust!

Call us on 01234 230690
or email

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