The property occupant or owner must ensure that the fire alarm systems are in working order and have the system components maintained and inspected in compliance with the requirements set for the appropriate level in section 12 of the Rescue Act. Maintenance and inspections are regarded as appropriate when a person responsible for fire alarm system maintenance is appointed and a maintenance programme is drawn up for the system on the basis of the system supplier's maintenance instructions and this programme is also implemented in practice. The periodic inspections are usually scheduled to take place at 3-year intervals. The maintenance interval is determined in a document such as the maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer.
The features of the selected fire alarm system must be taken in consideration in the use of the property, ensuring the reliable and disturbance-free use of the system.