Are you complying with the Fire Safety Order?

I have been involved in promoting fire safety since my days as an apprentice alarm installer many years ago and since then, I've seen the knowledge and respect for fire safety increase significantly amongst my clients.

The Fire Safety Order (2005) has forced business owners and landlords to take steps to ensure the safety of their colleagues is paramount.

Statistics from GOV.UK show this is working. In 2015-16, the figures for ‘fires in other buildings,’ which refer to commercial premises, show the number of fires has reduced by 50 per cent from 28,830 in 2005-2006 to 16,017 in 2015-16. This is a fantastic achievement because it means lives are being saved and business premises protected from damage.

If the figures have inspired you to do more to protect your employees and premises too, the first step is to have a thorough Fire Risk Assessment. This involves a physical inspection of your building or workplace to look at any existing fire safety precautions and what additional measures may be needed.

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It’s equally important to look at the existing fire safety management within your organisation and to consider who the occupants are, how they should respond to a fire, who will take the appropriate action and what plans you can put in place to ensure everyone can get out of the building quickly and safely.

The Fire Risk Assessment is simply aimed at satisfying the requirements of the current legislation – the objective is to comment on the safety of the occupants of the building.

Are you complying with fire safety laws?

For more information about how Synergy can help you carry out a Fire Risk Assessment, or provide advice about complying with the Fire Safety Order (2005), contact Matt at Synergy Fire Engineering on (0)843 658 1310 or email [email protected]

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