In a recent release of government statistics, it is reported that more than a third of non-residential premises audited last year by the Fire & Rescue Authorities were not fully compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The most common areas of concern included the following: 1) The lack of a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment 2) Issues with emergency routes and exits 3) Maintenance of the fire precautions in the building This is
Are you aware what to do to ensure a visitor with mobility difficulties can safely evacuate the premises in the event of a fire? Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person is required to identify and record any group of persons identified by the assessment as being especially at risk. This would include those with limiting disabilities and those who may be unfamiliar with the premises.
Best practice suggests that the fire risk assessment sh
Fire safety tips for landlords; If you rent a property to other people then you are not only responsible for the property itself but all for the fire safety of the people who occupy the premises/ There are two main pieces of legislation that govern the fire safety responsibilities of landlords, namely The Housing Act (2004) and The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. As a rule of thumb the following are a landlord’s responsibility: Ensure that smoke alarms are fitted
Fire wardens play an important role in ensuring your business is prepared for a fire emergency. Along with your emergency plan, fire wardens are an important risk control measure to ensure that your workplace is prepared should an emergency situation, potentially a fire, occur. Key duties of fire wardens include: to assist in implementing and improving effective emergency procedures in your workplace; to help prevent emergencies by monitoring the adequacy of the fire risk con