This table summarises the standards governing Fire Safety and the associated timescales that building owners must comply with.

Frequency Item Requirement Record
Daily Fire alarm indicator panel for normal condition. BS 5839-1 None
Nightly Indicator lights in emergency lighting units. Log Book if faulty
Electro-magnetic exit door systemsBS 7273-4 None
Fire Log Book if faulty
WeeklyFire alarms (weekly testing). BS 5839 1 & 6 Fire Log Book
Fire Extinguishers (Visual Inspection) BS 5306-3 Fire Log Book
Fire blankets (Visual Inspection) FIA Code of practice Fire Log Book
Any automatic suppression systems fault check.EN 12845 Fire Log Book
EN 15004 Fire Log Book
Fire resisting doors held on electro-magnetic door holders closed, electric plugs, waste bins etc.BS 7273-4
Smoke control systems
BS9999 / BS7346-8 manufacturer’s instructions
MonthlyEmergency lighting (Simulated mains failure (flick test). BS 5266-8 Fire Log Book
Fire alarm if automatic generator is used as part of the standby power supply. BS 5839-1 Fire Log Book
Quarterly Fire alarmBS 5839-1 Fire Log Book
Any automatic fire suppression systems BS EN 12845 Fire Log Book
(appropriate BS EN inspection) EN 15004 Fire Log Book
BS 5306-4Fire Log Book
Smoke control systems BS9999 / BS7346-8 manufacturer’s instructions
6-monthlyFire alarmBS 5839-1 Fire Log Book
Electro-magnetic door holdersBS 7273-4 Fire Log Book
Kitchen extract systemsB&ES TR/19Fire Log Book
Annually Fire Alarm (Ensure Bi annual visits have tested the entire system during the year) BS 5839-1 Fire Log Book
Fire extinguishers
Escape lighting (Full duration (discharge) test – usually 1 or 3 hour) BS 5306-3 Fire log Book
Fire blankets BS 5266-8 Test Certificate
Any automatic fire suppression systems
FIA Code of practice Fire log Book
BS EN 12845 Test Certificate
EN 15004
Kitchen SuppressionBS9251Test Certificate
BS EN 16282-7 (DRAFT)
Smoke control systemsBS9999 / BS7346-8 manufacturer’s instructions
Lightning Protection Systems (11 or 13 months)BS-EN 62305 for systems that post-date 1st September 2008 and BS 6651 priorTest Certificate
Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (Amended)
HSE Guidance
B&ES TR/19Test Certificate
Gas Installations (Gas Safe Registered Member)
Certificate
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)Test Certificate
Kitchen extract systems