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.

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.

Mondays

Building

Start Time

Finish Time

The Sports Centre

8.00am

8.30am

LU Management School

8.20 am

8.50 am

Engineering

8.40 am

9.10 am

ISS

9.20 am

9.50 am

Pendle College, Blocks 1-9

10.00 am

10.30 am

Pendle College, Blocks 10-18 & Grizedale College

10.20 am

10.50 am

Barker House Farm

10.30 am

11.00 am

Graduate College, Blocks 1-11

10.50 am

11.20 am

George Fox

11.10 am

11.40 am

Whewell Building

11.30 am

12.00 am

Fylde & Postgraduate Statistics Centre (PSC)

11.50 am

12.20 am

InfoLab 21

1.45 pm

2.15 pm

Tuesdays

Building

Start Time

Finish Time

The Great Hall

8.00 am

8.30 am

Physics & Faraday Building

8.20 am

8.50 am

Faraday & UPP Admin

8.30 am

9.00 am

Language Centre & Round House

8.50 am

9.20 am

Bailrigg House

9.10 am

9.40 am

LEC Remote Workshops

9.30 am

10.00 am

County South & IAS

9.50 am

10.20 am

John Creed 1-7

10.00 am

10.30 am

Boiler House & Facilities Maintenance Workshops

10.20 am

10.50 am

Furness Perimeter Residences

10.30 am

11.00 am

Furness College

10.50 am

11.20 am

Bowland Tower

11.10 am

11.40 am

Bowland College & Learning Zone

11.20 am

11.50 am

Bowland North & Ash House

11.40 am

12.10 am

Wednesdays

Building

Start Time

Finish Time

Pre-School Centre

8.00 am

8.30 am

Reception/Security & Computer Building

8.20 am

8.50 am

University House

8.30 am

9.00 am

Biology/LEC/NERC

8.40 am

9.10 am

Library

9.00 am

9.30 am

Ruskin Library

9.20 am

9.50 am

Chaplaincy Centre

9.40 am

10.10 am

Bowland Annexe

10.00 am

10.30 am

Bowland House

10.10 am

10.40 am

Chancellors Wharf - Lune

10.20 am

10.50 am

Chancellors Wharf - Wyre

10.30 am

11.00 am

Chancellors Wharf - Kent

10.40 am

11.10 am

Annual Fire Device Safety Testing

The fire alarm systems in the following buildings will be tested on the following dates. 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

Energy Centre

26th Jan

Chaplaincy Centre

27th Jan

Pre-School Centre

 27th Jan

Engineering

 1st – 3rd Feb

Great Hall

 3rd Feb (pm)

ISS Building

 8th – 10th Feb 

Faraday Chemistry & Physics

 15th – 17th Feb 

County South & IAS

 7th – 8th  March

Charles Carter

 14th – 15th March

Lancaster House

 16th March (am)

Maintenance Workshops

 16th Mar (pm)

Bowland Tower & Slaidburn

 21st – 22nd March

Graduate College

 4th – 6th Apr 

LEC 1-3, Biology

 16th – 18th, 23rd – 24th May 

HR Dept

 25th May

Reception

 6th Jun (am)

Substation 9

 6th Jun (pm)

Grizedale College

 12th Jun

NERC Workshop

 13th Jun (am)

Sugar House

 13th Jun (am)

Info Lab

 20th-22nd Jun

Pendle College

 27th – 29th Jun

Sports Centre

 4th – 5th Jul

LICA Buillding

 6th Jul

University House

 25th – 26th Jul

Bowland North

 1st – 3rd Aug

Furness Residence/ Perimeters

 8-9th Aug

Furness College

 15th – 16th Aug

Barker House Farm

 17th Aug (am)

New Substation

 17th Aug (pm)

Fylde College / Post Grad Stats

 22-23rd Aug

Ash House

 30th – 31st Aug

Bowland College

 5th – 7th Sept

Bowland Hall & Annexe

 12th – 14th, 19th Sept

John Creed

 20th – 21st Sept

George Fox

 26th – 27th Sept

Bailrigg House

 28th Sept (am)

Whewell Centre

 28th Sept (pm)

Library

 3rd – 5th Oct

Ruskin Library

 10th Oct (am)

Round House/Language Centre

 10th Oct (pm)

Management School

 5th – 7th Dec

Chancellor’s Wharf

 12th – 14th Dec

 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.

If you have any queries regarding the timing of this work, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk.