When it comes to fire safety, why would you take risks? Time, other priorities, more important tasks first? You keep thinking, ‘I’ll do that tomorrow’, but tomorrow gets pushed to next week and next week becomes next month and so on. This is fine until the unthinkable happens, there is a fire and then the consequences can be devastating.
So what are your responsibilities as a business owner:
As the responsible person you must:
- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
Have you done all of the above?
Perhaps you are a landlord? Do you have a fire alarm and smoke detectors in your property? If so has the fire alarm been serviced and tested lately?
The penalties and enforcements for not taking these responsibilities seriously can result in hefty financial penalties and even prison. If that wasn’t enough you could have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.
Did you know that dependent on the size of the business
How often should the fire alarm system be tested?
It depends on the size of your system but the British Standard states two or four visits per annum ensuring 100% of the Fire Alarm system is tested & certification issued.
Fire alarm systems in Leeds
ESS Security Ltd provide a very thorough and professional fire alarm maintenance service in Leeds and across Yorkshire. If you would like to discuss fire alarms and fire safety in your home or business please call us for a FREE FIRE ASSESSMENT 01132874402