Fire Alarm & Smoke Detection System

Maintenance, testing and Inspection of Fire Protection System and Appliance

Maintenance, testing and inspections shall be carried out based on the guidelines developed by the Organization (Refer to MSC.1/Circ.1432 as amended, including the amendments by MSC.1/Circ.1516)  and in a manner having due regard to ensuring the reliability of fire-fighting systems and appliances (FFE & LSA).


Table-1   Overview of maintenance, testing and inspections of main fire-fighting systems based on MSC.1/Circ.1432 and MSC.1/Circ.1516 as amended, as well as other relevant guidelines and instructions from different flag state Administrations.


Fixed fire detection and alarm system Annually Test all fire detection system and fire detection system used to automatically release fire extinguishing systems for proper operations, as appropriate MSC.1/Circ.1432, para. 7.2.1
    Visually inspect all accessible detectors for evidence to tampering obstruction, tec., so that all detector as inspected within one year. MSC.1/Circ.1432, para. 7.2.2
    Test emergency power supply switchover. MSC.1/Circ.1432, para. 7.2.3