Voice Alarm Systems
- Operate a manual call point to test all voice alarms to ensure the correct message is sounded and test any emergency microphones for correct operation.
- Voice alarm batteries should be checked to ensure they are in date and if vented batteries are used as a standby power supply the batteries, electrolyte level and connections should be visually inspected.
- Check logbook to ensure all previous faults have been rectified.
- Inspect entire system to ensure that any building structure changes that have taken place do not impair the system in any way and to check if additional devices are required.
- Check all batteries (except those in radio controlled devices) to ensure they are in date, in good condition and electrolyte levels and specific gravity are correct. Then carry out a load test to ensure they are not likely to fail before the next service visit.
- All fault indications and circuits should be tested by simulating faults where possible.
- All printers should be checked for operation and to ensure that all text is legible.
- All areas should be tested to ensure the correct messages are received in each area, that the messages are intelligible and audible and the sound levels compared to previous tests.
- All loudspeakers should be inspected for damage.
- Any phased evacuation programme should be checked.
- Any manually operated messages should be tested.
- Cables and fixings should be checked for damage.
- All remote indicators should be checked
- All permanently illuminated unmonitored filament lamps should be changed.
- Radio signal strengths should be checked to ensure they are adequate.