Fire Safety

Fire Safety Order 2005

In accordance with the Fire Safety Order 2005, a 'responsible person' must carry out, or appoint a 'competent person' to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of the fire safety in commercial or domestic premises in order to protect others from the risks of a potential fire.

As most fires are preventable, those responsible for buildings and premises should take responsibility for and adopt the right behaviours and procedures.

Fire safety is important in all premises, whether it be an office, hotel, house, apartment or a warehouse. It’s critical to identify fire hazards, the people at risk, reduce the risk from occurring and inform others how they can play their part in ensuring the safety of a workplace, domestic property or a public place. 

There are fire safety regulations for commercial landlords, so if you’re renting out a property to tenants, you will first need to make sure that it is agreed who will be taking care of the building fire safety, as it may be better for a professional to meet the fire safety requirements for commercial buildings.

Fire hazards increase the likelihood of a fire breaking out or impeding the escape in the event of a fire outbreak occurring. This is why fire safety is a critical component of general health and safety.

A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood of a fire or may impede escape in the event a fire occurs. Fire safety is often a component of building safety.


Fire Safety Procedures

In order to complete regular checks and ensure that a building is as safe as it can be in preventing or reducing the impact of a fire, there are several fire safety procedures that must be carried out in accordance with legislation. These fire safety solutions:

From installing and servicing, to fire safety training and everything in between, we have all essential fire safety services available to keep you on top of your fire safety.

Who Is Responsible for Fire Safety?

If you’re an employer, owner of premises, landlord or occupier, you will become responsible for the fire safety of a property. You are also responsible if you’re in control of the premises, for example, if you are a building manager, risk assessor or managing agent.

For organisations employing five or more people or licensed premises, a fire risk assessment must be completed with the actions recorded. Following this assessment, appropriate fire safety measures must be implemented with the assessment up to date.

A fire risk assessor or competent person carrying out fire risk assessments aren’t required to have academic qualifications, however, they must understand relevant fire safety legislation, the principles of fire safety, fire hazards, fire risks, and also have appropriate training and experience to understand how to effectively deliver fire safety assessments properly.

Fire Safety Responsibilities

Fire safety responsibilities will often include carrying out fire safety risk assessments (which are regularly reviewed to ensure maximum safety), identifying and reporting any fire safety risks, putting in place appropriate fire safety measures, planning for an emergency and providing others with fire safety training and instructions where needed.

Penalties for Failing to Adhere to Fire Safety

You could be fined or go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations. Local authorities have the right to inspect premises and issue any urgent notices relating to fire safety, so it’s important that you regularly keep on top of your fire safety.

Whether you require business fire safety or domestic fire safety, you can relax knowing that we will take care of everything, with our complete range of fire protection services to industry and commerce. We look after your fire safety so that you can concentrate on running your business.

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