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A GUIDE TO COMPLIANCE AND BEST PRACTICES FOR AS-FITTED DRAWINGS
As part of the documentation process, when installing or modifying a fire alarm system, as-fitted drawings must be provided for the works undertaken. Let us guide you through what these drawings should include.
Firstly, you will need adequate drawings of the building(s). In situations where you can obtain full CAD quality plans, this is a great start. However, as these are not always available, hand-drawn sketches will also suffice if they are an accurate representation of the building. Remember, you will need these for the zone plan too; so, these should include all exits, circulation areas and stairs as a minimum.
Once you have your building drawings, here is a guide on what to include:
1. THE POSITIONS OF ALL CONTROL, INDICATING AND POWER SUPPLY EQUIPMENT
2. THE POSITIONS OF ALL MANUAL CALL POINTS, FIRE DETECTORS AND FIRE ALARM DEVICES
3. THE POSITIONS OF ALL EQUIPMENT THAT MIGHT REQUIRE ROUTINE ATTENTION OR REPLACEMENT (E.G. SHORT CIRCUIT ISOLATORS AND REMOVE INDICATORS)
4. THE TYPE, SIZES, AND ACTUAL ROUTES OF CABLES
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO ADD TO THE DRAWINGS