Have you been considering not following fire safety laws and want to know the consequences? Maybe you’ve spent a fortune on a new office refurbishment and want to save some money by not putting in fire safety measures? Perhaps you have been in business for over 25 years and have never had a fire, so want to skip the fire safety maintenance services as a fire will never happen?
Whatever your reasoning for wondering about not following fire safety laws, it’s important that you are aware of the consequences. The following of fire safety legislation that is currently in place is important for many reasons. This is what we look at in this blog post.
It’s important to remember that laws are put in place for a reason. They also come with consequences if they aren’t fully followed. We all know that accidents can happen. By following the fire safety laws you can ensure that the risk is minimised is mistakes are made.
There are many consequences that can occur by not following fire safety rules. For example, injuries and fatalities. This is worst case scenario of a fire, but it is also the reason that fire safety legislation is put in place. It needs to be taken seriously because the risks are serious.
Enforcement, penalty charges and prison can also be a consequence of not following fire safety laws. Local fire and rescue authorities will visit your premises. During the visit they will look at your fire risk assessment along with your fire prevention measures. If they believe that your fire safety measures are not adequate, then they can fine you or send you to prison.
Property damage costs can be a consequence of not following the fire safety regulations too. Fires can easily become out of control. This can result in huge amounts of damage to your property. If it is found that the fire was down to poor fire safety measures, this could invalidate your insurance too. This means that the cost of repairs comes down to you and your business.
If you have a tight budget for the fire safety measures in your business, call our team. Our fire safety engineers can help recommend the best fire safety measures to suit your business, your industry, your premises and your budget.