FIRE ALARM AND LIFE SAFETY SYSTEM INSPECTIONS, TESTING and MAINTENANCE
Fire Alarm Testing Report Coverage
Your fire protection strategy is not complete without a plan for regular inspections, testing and maintenance.
Vanguard provides comprehensive inspections, testing, and maintenance of your fire alarm and life safety system components and appliances. With Vanguard, when an inspection or system test reveals a deficiency, you can count on our factory-trained technicians to return your system to working order and inspection ready status as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
Vanguard includes BuildingReports®, the industry’s most robust reporting technology solution, with each inspection. This technology provides 24/7 access to your inspection reports, NFPA citations for any deficiencies, the ability to track your upcoming equipment servicing needs, and details of work performed at your facility.
Vanguard is a BuildingReports Verified Service Member. Regardless of location, size or complexity of your facility, rest assured that Vanguard will meet your inspection and compliance reporting needs.
Fire Alarm Testing Reports Include:
General information along with overall stats on this inspection.
Auxiliary Functions Testing
The Auxiliary Functions Testing section lists each of the ancillary items, systems, and emergency equipment that are controlled by the system control unit. Items are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other. The items are listed by device type, and a check box is provided to indicate if the test conducted was simulated.
Smoke Management Testing
The Smoke Management Testing section details the test and inspection of device items that are involved in controlling the spread of smoke in a building. Items are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other.
Sound and Visual Testing
The Sound and Visual Testing section lists various points throughout your building where audible and visual alarm notification devices were tested. Any bar-coded audible and visual devices will appear in the Inspection and Testing section of this report. Items in this section are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other. Where specific decibel readings were recorded, they will appear under the ambient and alarm columns. The Voice column indicates whether the Sound Test Point passed the Voice Intelligibility requirements. The STI or Sound Transmission Index is shown if recorded.
Battery and Power Supply Testing
The Control & Power Testing section details the readings and measurements of batteries and power supplies used to provide power to the fire alarm and life safety systems. Items are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other.
Inspection and Testing
The Inspection & Testing section lists all of the items inspected in your building. Items are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other. Items are listed by Category. Each item includes the services performed, and the time & date at which testing occurred. For more information about an item, click on the link provided.
The Discrepancy Report consolidates each discrepancy listed within the various Testing sections of your Inspection. Discrepancies are listed by Category, and grouped by device type. The description of the problem is provided and where appropriate, code references are listed for your convenience. Any item that was inspected that is listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website and is subject to a recall by the manufacturer is included.
Inventory and Warranty Report
The Inventory & Warranty Report lists each of the devices and items that are included in your Inspection Report. A complete inventory count by device type and category is provided. Items installed within the last 90 days, within the last year, and devices installed for two years or more are grouped together for easy reference.
The Sensitivity Testing section details the sensitivity test ranges and acceptable readings for each type of device. Items are grouped by Passed or Failed/Other. Normally, Devices that perform outside the acceptable range of sensitivity are listed in Failed/Other.
Zone Address Report
The Zone Address Report lists all of the devices and items that have an individual address, or are grouped together under a common zone. The device type, location, and description are included for your reference.
A summary of the service performed.
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