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Fire Safety Reform – One Year On

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It is now almost a year since the Fire Safety Reform came into effect. Is your business complying with the new rules?

Responsibilty for complying with the Fire Safety Order rests with the ‘responsible person’. In a workplace, this is the employer or anyone else who may have control over any part of the premises e.g. the occupier or owner.

Fire risk assessments must be carried out and should take into account the following points:

The Fire Safety Order requires an appropirate fire detection and alarm system to be provided in premises. Escape routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting. The fire alarm and emergency lighting system must be subjected to a suitable system of maintenance.

More information can be obtained from the Department for Communities and Local Government You can also download their guides from this website.

Refix can help you comply with the rules by installing signage, emergency lighting, fire doors etc. Why not enquire about our NICEIC approved inspection, testing and maintenance services?

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