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Facilities & Projects Team Blog – DMS Watson Fire Alarm Upgrade – Final Commissioning

By Collette E M Lawrence, on 9 June 2022

DMS Watson Fire Alarm Upgrade – Final Commissioning

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Projects Team

We have just received confirmation from the contractor with regards to final commissioning of the fire alarm system taking place next week.

On Monday 13th June and Tuesday 14th June between 8AM – 4PM Portsmouth electrical contractors will commence the audibility testing of the fire alarm system, so final commissioning can take place.

This will be completed on a floor-by-floor basis to mitigate the impact on Library users and Library colleagues, as well as our neighbouring buildings. The alarms will be activated sporadically throughout the day and will not be continuous, they will however be activated multiple times, unfortunately due to the nature of the works, we cannot be entirely specific on when the alarms will sound.

We believe that levels basement, ground, first and second are the worst affected areas with the sound levels and synchronisation, therefore hopefully the upper levels will be much easier and quicker to complete.

Friday 17th June the contractors should have reached the acceptable sound and synchronisation levels. At this point the contractors will return with the UCL Fire Safety Team to witness the synchronisation. Again, this will be level by level and the alarms will sound sporadically.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

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