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 Week commencing
Energy Centre 22 January 2019
Chaplaincy Centre 22 January 2019
Pre-School Centre 22 January 2019
Great Hall 29 January 2019
Engineering 29 January 2019
ISS Building 05 February 2019
New Substation 26 February 2019
County South & IAS 05 March 2019
Lancaster House 12 March 2019
Maintenance Workshops 12 March 2019
Bowland Tower & Slaidburn 19 March 2019
Graduate College 02 April 2019

Charles Carter

LEC 1-3, Biology

30 April 2019

06 May 2019

Reception 04 June 2019
Grizedale College 11 June 2019
NERC Workshop 11 June 2019
Sugar House 11 June 2019
Info Lab 18 June 2019
Sports Centre 25 June 2019
University House 23 July 2019
Bowland North 30 July 2019
Furness College 30 July 2019
Barker House Farm 30 July 2019
Furness Residence/ Perimeters 06 August 2019
Fylde College / Post Grad Stats 20 August 2019
Ash House 27 August 2019
Faraday Chemistry & Physics 27 August 2019
HR Dept 27 August 2019
Substation 9 27 August 2019
Pendle College 27 August 2019
LICA Buillding 27 August 2019
Bowland College 03 September 2019
Bowland Hall & Annexe 10 September 2019
John Creed 17 September 2019
George Fox 24 September 2019
Bailrigg House 24 September 2019
Whewell Centre 24 September 2019
Library 01 October 2019
Ruskin Library 08 October 2019
Round House/Language Centre 08 October 2019
Management School 03 December 2019
Chancellor’s Wharf 10 December 2019


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.