Known in the industry as 'Portable Fire Fighting Equipment', these are required to be tested annually only, but if your property is a high risk and usage of fire extinguishers is high, a more frequent test and tag system should be adopted.
This article provides a basic description of fire alarm systems, so you know what you have or what you may be getting yourself into. If you have an existing fire alarm installed you need to know what type it is. Most alarms require monthly testing by IPQs (Independent Qualified Person), although some only need three monthly testing.
If you have emergency lights in your building, then they need to be tested by an IQP (Independent Qualified Person). The frequency of those tests is quantified further in this article. We can help you with this as we are IQPs.
Any building with fixed features may require a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF). The responsibility for the annual issuing of the BWOF is the building owner, not the tenant, so don’t leave it to them. This article summarises your compliance obligations.