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Fire enforcement notices for breach of fire regulations on a high!

Fire enforcement notices

The number of Fire enforcement notices served in the month of April in London alone went up to 50.

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/

Why are so many businesses getting in trouble with the fire authorities? Why are basic fire safety guidelines being ignored? Are your premises and your staff safe? Have you carried out a fire risk assessment recently? Do you know your responsibility towards fire safety and the regulations?

The Fire safety law in UK has changed. In October 2006 a new order came in force replacing over 70 pieces of fire safety laws.

What does that mean?

It means Fire certificates will no longer be issued to all but certain high-risk establishments. This has now been replaced with the requirement for fire safety risk assessment. Employers have become solely responsible for fire safety within their workplaces.

Each individual company is responsible for their own fire safety. The employer must conduct a fire risk assessment regardless of the size of the risk, Staff Fire Training, Fire Warden Training and the provision of fire emergency plans and maintenance of adequate fire safety precautions. The companies identified responsible person would therefore take full corporate liability.

Who does it apply to?

  • All businesses which employ more than five people
  • All licensed premises

Nick Bami – Facilities Consultancy Ltd

The law regarding the fire safety in UK has changed.

Are you aware of the fire regulations surrounding your business premises?

Have you carried out a fire risk assessment recently?

Has your staff been given fire safety training?

More info on:

Fire risk Assessment

Fire risk Assessor

Fire risk assessors

Risk assessment forms

The number of enforcement notices served in the month of January|February|March|April in London alone went up to 50.

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/

Why are so many businesses|companies|properties getting in trouble with the fire authorities? Why are basic fire safety guidelines being ignored?

Are your premises and your staff safe? Have you carried out a fire risk assessment recently? Do you know your responsibility towards fire safety and the regulations?

The Fire safety law in UK has changed. In October 2006 a new order came in force replacing over 70 pieces of fire safety laws.

What does that mean?

It means Fire certificates will no longer be issued to all but certain high-risk establishments. This has now been replaced with the requirement for fire safety risk assessment. Employers have become solely responsible for fire safety within their workplaces.

Each individual company is responsible for their own fire safety. The employer must conduct a fire risk assessment regardless of the size of the risk, Staff Fire Training, Fire Warden Training and the provision of fire emergency plans and maintenance of adequate fire safety precautions. The companies identified responsible person would therefore take full corporate liability.

Who does it apply to?

  • All businesses which employ more than five people
  • All licensed premises
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PIC 35

What happens if there is a fire and no one is home?

What happens if there is a fire and no one is home?

So you are fully equipped with battery operated or indeed mains connected smoke detectors at home or work but what it if there is a fire, no one hears the alarm and you are away?

You may have an elderly parent at home or someone who finds difficult to move or even a pet who is trapped inside. Is anyone going to hear the alarm? Is anyone going to help?

Whats the solution?

You could have a full fire alarm system connected to the fire brigade or a monitoring station  which would cost more than a £1000 a year

OR

Install a battery operated / mains plugged FSS UK photoluminescent smoke detector, which has a sim card in the device that send you text messages and calls you as soon as its activated and costs you less than £40.

Picture this…

You have gone away to visit family when an electrical item (that has been left on) overheats and begins to smoulder.

Within a minutes you receive an SMS: “SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATED – BEDROOM” and a phone call.

You call your neighbour, asking them to pop round and check to see if everything is ok.

Upon entering the room they realise that the equipment has caught fire, they call the brigade and if safe to do so use a fire blanket or extinguisher to extinguish the flames.

After turning off the mains power your neighbour calls an electrician to make the house safe.

Potential Disaster Avoided!

When you return (thanks to your FSSUK smoke alarm and a little help from your neighbour) your family home is in one piece.

The FSSUK smoke alarm is not only perfect for your home but also ideal for second homes, caravans, boats that are left moored up, remote properties where there may not be neighbours to hear the siren or installation in your loved ones homes who may need assistance if their alarm is activated even if it is just to switch it off. The huge potential of this smoke detector makes it suitable for installation in many premises and provides ultimate reassurance that your loved ones and your possessions are safe.

Within a minutes of the detector sensing a potential fire, an SMS text message will be sent from the unit to up to 5  mobile phones that you assign to it when setting up. With the ability to edit the SMS message the unit sends, you can install multiple firetext smoke detectors and identify which one is alarming.

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