If you are a business owner with a business premises, it is essential that you are up to date on fire safety in the workplace. This includes things like fire safety equipment, rules and regulations. If you are not up to date on fire safety in the workplace then, as a business owner, you could be facing some rather hefty fines!
Here at Jensen Security and Fire Systems we want to help you avoid these fines and keep your business and employees safe, by making sure you are up to date on fire safety in the workplace. If you are a business owner with business premises, this is a must read blog post for you.
Fire Detection and Warnings
As per UK government regulations all business premises must have a fire detection and warning system. Our fire safety experts can come to your premises and check the type of building you have. Dependent on the size, shape and type of building and business / industry type will depend on the fire detectors you need to meet these regulations.
Fire Safety Equipment
Dependent on your business and business premises, there is different fire safety equipment that you will need. It is essential that your fire safety equipment installed correctly but also tested and maintained regularly by a professional. You will also need to ensure that employees are trained in the use of fire safety equipment.
There are some fire safety things within your business that need to be checked regularly by you or a colleague. While a fire risk assessment should be carried out annually by a professional, these are tests that can be completed by your employees. These tests include checking fire alarms are working and tested and fire exit signs are in the right place. You also need to test that escape routes are clear, any system faults are resolved and fire escapes can be opened with ease in case of an emergency.
As an employer you need to make sure you employees are aware of fire safety in the workplace. Regular fire drills are a great way of ensuring your employees know what to do in case of an emergency. Records and results must be made at least once a year for your fire drill practice. All new staff must be aware of fire procedures to fire exits too.
Are you up to date on fire safety in your workplace? If not, or if you have any concerns, please call our fire safety specialists now.