For your safety and as required by law, we conduct regular inspections of communal fire alarm systems, as well as emergency lighting, smoke detectors and fire equipment.

We carry out the following checks

  • Weekly testing and six-monthly servicing of communal fire alarm systems and associated equipment including smoke detectors


  • Monthly testing and annual servicing of emergency lighting


  • Annual servicing of dry risers and lightning conductors at our larger blocks of flats


  • A Fire Risk Assessment review is carried out on blocks of flats every year, with a new Fire Risk Assessment every 3 years or when there is a structural change to the premises


  • Fire doors are checked during Fire Risk Assessments for condition and correct operation.


Any repairs identified will be reported and carried out necessary to ensure everything is working as it should be.

Testing carbon monoxide and/or smoke alarms in homes

  • If you have gas, oil, or multi-fuel heating, your home will have a carbon monoxide (Co2) alarm, which is tested once a year during the annual service.
  • Every home will have at least one smoke alarm, and if we carry out an annual service on your heating system, including air source heat pumps, they will be tested then. For residents whose heating doesn’t require an annual service, for example, electric heating, Templer HomeBuild will call you once a year and ask you to test it while on the phone so it can be heard. If Templer HomeBuild cannot get hold of you or you are unable to test it yourself, an appointment will be arranged to visit to carry out the test.
  • It’s important these annual tests are completed to ensure they are working as they should.  The alarms are also tested before every home is re-let.

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