We see our role at FTP as developing and delivering services that will help solve our customers’ problems efficiently.
FTP Electrical’s technical and management personnel have, on average, more than 25 years experience, so our knowledge of electrical testing is second-to-none.
Fire alarm regulations only state that your fire alarm system must be 'adequately maintained', however BS 5839 recommends that a fire alarm system should be inspected by a competent person at least every 6 months and the government recommends following this standard.
Fire extinguisher servicing should be carried out once a year to the standard laid down under BS 5306-3:2009. The service procedure involves thorough checking of the fire extinguisher for corrosion and partial or complete discharge.
Emergency Lighting is a general term and is divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting. It is recommended that these tests are conducted every 6-12 months and details/outcomes are recorded in your emergency lighting logbook.
Fixed Testing also known as Electrical Installation Report. Involves testing the electrical installations and systems that conduct electricity around the building. It covers all of the electrical wiring in a building and includes main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant.
It is recommended to test for legionella when a water system is being treated with biocides and water is stored or distributed at lower temperatures. Initially testing should be carried out monthly to provide an early warning should there be a loss of control.
A full PAT test includes a visual inspection of the appliance and an in-depth check using specialised PAT testing equipment. This test checks earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance of the appliance. Some appliances only require a reduced test, known as a PAT insulation test.