Fire Alarm Cause & Effect Analysis Reports
Cause & Effect Visits from DDS International
Do you know how your Fire alarm system works?
Are you considering a system upgrade?
Is your evacuation strategy correct for your building?
In the vast majority of premises with alarms installed, they operate a simultaneous evacuation across all areas.
The current arrangement of the alarm system means that when the alarm alerts in the areas it rings across the whole building, regardless of the location of the fire incident.
In some cases, the alarm panel will only indicate an area “Zone” of the fire incident, so could be a whole floor rather than specific on the issue.
This can cause distress / confusion to clients, customers and residents, whilst at the same time fails to provide instant accurate information to the fire service of the location of the issue.
Cause & Effect
The purpose of cause and effect analysis is to document the current cause and effect of the fire alarm system within the premises, so that it is understood how the alarm system operates.
The site inspection focuses on the following items:
- Condition report of the current fire alarm detection systems, including all linked systems.
- Confirmation of the current cause and effect of the system.
- Confirm the current fire strategy to the building and if any changes need to be made.
- Make recommendation for system upgrades or amendments to comply with current standards.
Benefits of a Cause and Effect Analysis
Ultimately clients are seeking to upgrade the alarm systems so that the Evacuation procedures within properties can be more robust and the Fire alarm systems are fully addressable giving more detail of Activation locations in order to manage False alarms and evacuations more pro-actively.
Full visibility of activation locations
Full audit trial of false alarm history
Continuity across the property with regards to equipment and procedures
Reduced need for multiple residents, customers or clients evacuating at one time.
Sounders not being activated throughout property and causing disruption to occupants.
In some case systems having the ability to remote connect to systems for reporting purposes and interrogation