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Fire Alarm Safety Testing

The maintenance, inspection and testing of the building fire alarm system is presently carried out by Cooks Fire and follows the code of practice for system design, installation and servicing provided in the latest edition of BS5839 Part 1 'Detection and Alarm Systems for Buildings.

If a fire alarm sounds for longer than 30 seconds it must be treated as an emergency, you should evacuate the building immediately.

Weekly Fire Alarm Testing

Each fire alarm system in every building across the Campus is required to be tested on a weekly basis to meet safety standards. The alarm will sound for 10 to 15 seconds per test in each area as scheduled below. There may be a number of exceptions to this rule in some buildings where the system is interlinked for example in larger buildings the alarm may sound more than once (10 to 15 seconds per test) throughout the period of testing.

BuildingDayStart TimeFinish Time
The Sports CentreMonday8.00am8.30am
LU Management SchoolMonday8.20 am8.50 am
EngineeringMonday8.40 am9.10 am
ISSMonday9.20 am9.50 am
Pendle College, Blocks 1-9Monday10.00 am10.30 am
Pendle College, Blocks 10-18 & Grizedale CollegeMonday10.20 am10.50 am
Barker House FarmMonday10.30 am11.00 am
Graduate College, Blocks 1-11Monday10.50 am11.20 am
George FoxMonday11.10 am11.40 am
Whewell BuildingMonday11.30 am12.00 am
Fylde & Postgraduate Statistics Centre (PSC)Monday11.50 am12.20 am
InfoLab 21Monday1.45 pm2.15 pm
The Great HallTuesday8.00 am8.30 am
Physics & Faraday BuildingTuesday8.20 am8.50 am
Faraday & UPP AdminTuesday8.30 am9.00 am
Language Centre & Round HouseTuesday8.50 am9.20 am
Bailrigg HouseTuesday9.10 am9.40 am
LEC Remote WorkshopsTuesday9.30 am10.00 am
County South & IASTuesday9.50 am10.20 am
John Creed 1-7Tuesday10.00 am10.30 am
Boiler House & Facilities Maintenance WorkshopsTuesday10.20 am10.50 am
Furness Perimeter ResidencesTuesday10.30 am11.00 am
Furness CollegeTuesday10.50 am11.20 am
Bowland TowerTuesday11.10 am11.40 am
Bowland College & Learning ZoneTuesday11.20 am11.50 am
Bowland North & Ash HouseTuesday11.40 am12.10 am
Pre-School CentreWednesday8.00 am8.30 am
Reception/Security & Computer BuildingWednesday8.20 am8.50 am
University HouseWednesday8.30 am9.00 am
Biology/LEC/NERCWednesday8.40 am9.10 am
LibraryWednesday9.00 am9.30 am
Ruskin LibraryWednesday9.20 am9.50 am
Chaplaincy CentreWednesday9.40 am10.10 am
Bowland AnnexeWednesday10.00 am10.30 am
Bowland HouseWednesday10.10 am10.40 am
Chancellors Wharf - LuneWednesday10.20 am10.50 am
Chancellors Wharf - WyreWednesday10.30 am11.00 am
Chancellors Wharf - KentWednesday10.40 am11.10 am

Monthly Fire Alarm Door Release Testing

In order to prove the link between the fire alarms and the automatic door releases, they will be tested on the first Thursday or Saturday of each month in the following buildings, at the following times. The alarm will sound for 10 to 15 seconds per test in each area as scheduled below. There may be a number of exceptions to this rule in some buildings where the system is interlinked for example in larger buildings the alarm may sound more than once (10 to 15 seconds per test) throughout the period of testing.

BuildingDayStart Time
LibraryFirst Thursday of the month8.15am
PhysicsFirst Thursday of the month9.10am
The Great HallFirst Thursday of the month9.20am
The Learning ZoneFirst Thursday of the month9.40am
Slaidburn HouseFirst Thursday of the month9.50am
Furness CollegeFirst Thursday of the month10.05am
Management SchoolFirst Thursday of the month10.25am
EngineeringFirst Thursday of the month10.45am
Pendle CollegeFirst Thursday of the month11.20am
ISSFirst Thursday of the month11.35am
Graduate CollegeFirst Thursday of the month12 noon
Reception Lodge/Press OfficeFirst Thursday of the month12.35pm
Chancellor's WharfFirst Thursday of the month1.15pm
InfoLab 21First Thursday of the month2.00pm
LEC and CEHFirst Saturday of the month8am - 11am
University HouseFirst Saturday of the month11am - 1pm
County SouthFirst Saturday of the month1.30pm - 2.30pm
Postgraduate Statistics CentreFirst Saturday of the month2.30 - 3.30pm

Annual Fire Device Safety Testing (June)

The fire alarm systems in the following buildings will be tested during June at the following times. This is the annual ‘C testing’ which is essential to maintain high standards of safety.

Please note this is additional testing to the monthly alarm and door release testing.

Building/department Date Time (approx)
Furness College Tuesday 7th June 08.00-12.00
Furness Residences Tuesday 7th June 13.00 – 17.00
Fylde College Wednesday 8th June 08.30 – 12.00
Post Graduate Statistics Centre Wednesday 8th June 13.00 – 17.00
Grizedale College Thursday 9th June 10.00 – 12.00
Reception Lodge Thursday 9th June 13.00 – 17.00
University House Friday 10th June and Monday 13th June 08.00 – 17.00 and 08.00 – 12.00
Substation 9 Monday 13th June 13.00 – 17.00

Two engineers from ‘Cook Fire’ (wearing royal blue uniforms) will require access to every room that has a fire alarm device in it. This will cause very little disruption while testing the devices but at the end of the testing they will need to carry out a sound test which will only take a couple of seconds.

Please note times are approximate as it depends on the size of the building.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries regarding the timing of this work please contact Monika Zaczek , Administrative Assistant, on 92243 to arrange a more suitable time.

Lancaster University
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LancasterLA1 4YW United Kingdom
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