Having the smoke control system in your retail store tested is important. When doing it, remember these tips.
1. Do it Frequently
First of all, since it might seem like a little bit of a hassle, you might find yourself putting off your smoke control testing. It might just always seem like doing it later would be better than dealing with the hassle right now. However, you will probably regret this procrastination if your smoke control system does not work properly in an emergency situation, so you shouldn't put it off. Find out from the manufacturer's information for your smoke control system about how often it should be tested, and make sure that you stick to this schedule.
2. Schedule it for the Right Time
One thing that you might be dreading about having your smoke control system tested is the impact that it can have on your business. This is why it's important to schedule your smoke control testing for the right time. Consider scheduling it for a time when your business is closed so that it's not too disruptive. Additionally, try to schedule the testing for a time when your business will not have to be opened up for several hours; then, if something goes wrong during testing and you need to have your system repaired or troubleshot, then you won't have to worry about rushing through it or having to put off opening your retail store doors for longer during hours when it should be open.
3. Let Local Law Enforcement Know About It Beforehand
If your alarm systems start going off during testing, then a lot of fire trucks and police cars might start showing up at your place of business. This is probably not something that you want to happen when you're doing your testing. After all, along with getting in the way of your testing, this can cause a lot of chaos and be a big waste of time for first responders who might have more pressing issues to deal with elsewhere. To help prevent all of these problems, you may want to contact local law enforcement to let them know that you are going to be performing this testing beforehand. Then, you can help prevent any false alarms from being a problem.
Smoke control system testing is important, and if you follow these tips, you can help make sure that it goes properly.