Fire Risk UK MD Adrian Thorne has been appointed to write a monthly fire safety feature in the Business Matters section of the West Sussex County Times. Adrian will be sharing his knowledge and experience to help businesses on a range of fire safety issues.
See Adrian's latest articles below.
An Enforcement Notice is served when the Enforcing Authority believes that the Responsible Person has failed to comply with the requirements of the legislation. An Enforcement Notice will state where there is noncompliance with the duties and why. The Notice will indicate steps that need to be taken in order to remedy the non-compliance.
Fire Safety Training
You must provide adequate training for your staff. The type of training will depend on the premises but should reflect the findings of the fire risk assessment, explain your emergency procedures, explain the duties and responsibilities of staff...
UK Fire safety legislation requires that the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any protective measures are subject to a suitable system of maintenance. Maintenance is essential for any equipment but particularly for safety critical uses.
Fire Safety Signs and Notices
In order for occupants, particularly those who are unfamiliar with the building, to use the building safely, there is normally a need to provide fire exit signs to direct people towards an alternative means of escape.
Means of Escape
When considering the likely consequences of fire, the fire risk assessor needs to take into account the effects of fire on escape routes; considering how quickly fire could be detected, how quickly it may grow; how it could affect the escape routes...
The primary purpose of emergency lighting (or emergency escape lighting) is to illuminate escape routes but it is also provided to illuminate signs and other safety equipment. The size and type of your premises and the risk to the occupants will determine the complexity of the emergency lighting required...
Fire Alarm & Automatic Detection Systems
A fire in your premises must be detected quickly and a warning given, allowing people to escape safely. Fire can be detected by people and manual fire alarm system may be all that is required. However an automatic fire detection and alarm system is normally considered necessary...
Fire Protective Measures
this month we are looking at the different types of protective measures that should be considered in the workplace when carrying out the fire risk assessment...
The Five Steps to Completing a Fire Risk Assessment
In this month’s edition we are looking at the different stages of the fire risk assessment. Step 1: Identify the fire hazards, Step 2:Identify the people at risk...
The Fire Risk Assessment
This month we are taking a further look at the legal requirements placed upon businesses in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. At the core of the legislation lies the Fire Risk Assessment. This is an organised appraisal of your premises to enable you to identify potential fire hazards and those who might be in danger in the event of fire and their location.
Know your business fire safety responsibilities
Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires in non domestic properties. Besides the human risk, fire costs UK businesses millions of pounds due to property damage, fines, compensation and insurance premiums. Many businesses find that they are not able to recover from the effects of a fire.