Fire Alarms

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has placed the requirement for fire safety in to the hands of the owner, manager or employer of non domestic premises. They are deemed to be the responsible person. From the date these regulations came into force, it became a requirement for all responsible persons to ensure that a competent person*:

1. Carry out a fire risk assessment of the workplace, taking into consideration all employees and all other people who may be affected by a fire in the workplace and to make adequate provision for any disabled people with special needs who use, or may be present in the premises.

2. Identify the significant findings of the risk assessment and the details of anyone who might be especially at risk in case of fire. If five or more people are employed, it is a requirement that these significant findings are recorded (However it is recommended that a written record is produced on all occasions to assist with the process of ongoing reviews).

3. Provide and maintain such fire precautions as are necessary to safeguard those who use the workplace.

4. Provide information, instruction and training to employees about the fire precautions in the workplace.

Please call, e-mail or use the 'request a call back' form to your right and we will happily provide you with a Fire Risk Assessment template and discuss your requirements for a fire alarm system.

* a responsible person is defined in BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 as a "person having control of the building and/or premises, whether as occupier or otherwise, or any person delegated by the person having control of the building and/or premises to be responsible for the fire alarm system and the fire procedures."

** a competent person is defined in BS 5839-1:2002+A2:2008 as a "person with the necessary training and experience, and with access to the requisite tools, equipment and information, and capable of carrying out a defined task"


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