Are you aware of your responsibilities within fire safety for your building?
If you are the owner and/or occupier of a commercial/non-domestic building to which the general public has access to, you have legal obligations to uphold in order to protect your staff, visitors, building contents and the building itself.
Most fires are preventable – if you take responsibility and adopt the right behaviours and procedures. This means ensuring you have a suitable, up to date fire risk assessment and keeping it up to date. Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury, or loss of life in the event of a fire.
Safety Checked Ltd can help you meet your fire safety obligations by arranging to carry out your fire risk assessment, and identifying all and any risks in the building.
You should also consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if a fire starts. Safety Checked can design and install and new fire alarm system, or maintain your existing system. We can also arrange for the maintenance of your fire extinguishers.
Once the risks have been identified, you can take appropriate action to control them.
Consider whether you can avoid them altogether or, if this is not possible, how you can reduce the risks and manage them:
- Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
- Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
- Review and update your risk assessment regularly
Safety Checked can also design, install, commission and maintain emergency lighting systems for your emergency routes and exits.
We can also offer guidance and training for you and your staff on carrying out your duties, as well as putting together a maintenance program for your premises.
Safety Checked are third-party certified by BAFE and the NICEIC, ensuring that your business receives the quality service and competence it deserves when meeting your fire and electrical safety obligations.