As part of the commissioning process Multi Alarm GB inspects the installation, tests all detectors, manual call points and sounders.


Multi Alarm GB can commission Fire Detection & Alarm Systems designed by themselves and those designed by others.


The commissioning of a system consists of:

  • Entering configuration data into the IFAXOnSite computer program, if this has not already been carried out
  • The complete installation is inspected to ensure that the work has been carried out in a satisfactory manner and that the methods, materials and components used comply with the System Design Specification
  • Checking the positioning of detectors, height of Manual Call Points and height of Control Equipment
  • Checking that all equipment is securely mounted
  • Checking that the system battery is marked with the date of installation
  • Checking that all detectors and Manual Call Points function correctly and initiate the correct response
  • Checking that any connection to an Alarm Receiving Centre operates correctly
  • Checking that any signals to ancillary system or equipment are given correctly
  • Checking that all sounders are emitting the same tone and that they function in an alarm condition
  • Checking that the audibility is above the limits required by the System Design Specification
  • Measuring the current drawn by the System from the battery without a mains supply, in quiescent and alarm conditions. The currents are verified to ensure that the stand-by period is in accordance with the System Design Specification



Handover of the system will normally be to the customer. The following documentation is handed over following a successful commissioning:

  • BAFE SP203 Modular Certificate for Design if designed by Multi Alarm GB
  • BAFE SP203 Modular Certificate for Commissioning
  • BAFE SP203 Approval Certificate if applicable
  • BS5839-1 Certificate
  • Log Book
  • Control Equipment Users’ Manual
  • Configuration Data Listing
  • A copy of the System Design Specification, showing any amendments.

User instruction and training is given at the time of handover and if agreed, later, when the building is occupied.