As a facilities manager or owning a building, it’s your responsibility to ensure an efficient fire pump backs the installed sprinkler and/or hydrant system. This is a legal requirement and means you need to maintain all equipment in this field to make sure it’s always at top working condition.
For those that aren’t sure whether the pump itself is able to reach industry benchmarks or regulations, we always recommend getting in touch with a professional. However, there are some key factors to still keep in mind when it comes to testing your system and minimizing risk across the board.
Testing your fire pump effectively
It’s recommended that these systems are annually tested by an expert. It is important to conduct assessments regularly by yourself to ensure the company you have contracted to carry out the regular testing is actually visiting the site, carrying out the checks and filling out the logbooks.
All testing should be performed by a trained technician in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851 – Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.
A lot of the time, issues can’t always be identified by the naked eye, especially if pumps and attached controllers are located in a room that’s not fully operational. Regular testing can decrease the chance of disaster from occurring.
For more advice – or if you’re unsure about the state of your system – get in touch with the Aline team now.