The introduction of the Fire Safety Order in October 2006 replaced all previous fire safety legislation aimed at non-domestic properties. The aim was to simplify and consolidate over 100 pieces of existing fire safety laws and guidelines that were often confusing for those trying to comply, and it was extremely difficult to navigate through all the differing and sometimes overlapping duties.
The new regulations now impose a number of duties that fall into 6 main categories:
- Employers must undertake a fire safety risk assessment
- Identify all necessary effective fire safety measures
- Implement these fire safety measures to reduce risk
- Establish a process to manage the continued control of the fire safety measures
- Ensure the regular review of the risk assessment and fire safety measures
- Record all findings
As an employer or person with overall control over the building, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the new Fire Safety Order, and the expert team here at City Fire & Protection are available to ensure this. We can take care of everything, including the initial fire risk assessment and any necessary remedial action required as a result. This includes the installation of fire alarms, fire extinguishers and any other required fire safety equipment that will provide the utmost protection to you, your business premises and your employers and occupants.
So contact us at City Fire Protection today for more information, and ensure that your business is operating with all the necessary fire safety legislation.