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Fire Alarm Annual Inspection Time Estimator

For Building Owners & Managers

ATTENTION BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS – Have you ever wondered how to estimate the time to conduct an annual fire alarm inspection as described in CAN/ULC S536-04 “Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems”?


Here’s help!

CFAA has developed a basic estimation calculator to help building owners & managers do just that. It’s simple and easy to use.

The goal of this calculator is to assist you, the building owner/manager, gain a better understanding of the estimated time it may take to conduct an annual fire alarm inspection – all based on the number of devices and panels that you have in your building – so you can better assess any quotes you receive.

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NOTE: This calculator is ONLY intended to provide a basic prediction as to the bare MINIMUM time required to perform a given annual inspection. The goal is to serve as a general guide to help building owners and managers understand the labour associated with some of the common tasks inherent to an annual inspection of their specific fire alarm system.

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Terms of Use of this Time Estimator

The following general statements apply to the use of the Fire Alarm Annual Inspection Time Estimator. Copyright – CFAA – All rights reserved except permission to print is granted.

The information contained in this electronic document is provided by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA). The purpose of this electronic document is to provide general purpose and educational information which may or may not be applicable to the recipient’s jurisdiction. While the information herein is believed to be accurate, the CFAA expressly disclaims any and all liability for the subject matter herein and for any representations or warranties, expressed, implied, or contained in, or for omissions from, this electronic document. The user of the electronic document is advised to contact relevant authorities having jurisdiction and to retain advisors for binding opinions or direction. Authorization to print is granted. Unauthorized copying or distribution of this electronic document is strictly prohibited except in hard copy form.