Fire Safety: Protecting Your Workplace

Ensuring fire safety in your workplace is not just a regulatory obligation, but a critical aspect of safeguarding your employees and the workplace environment. By prioritising fire prevention and safety, you can help mitigate the impact of fire.

Responsible Persons: What You Need to Know

Guidelines for fire safety in the workplace state that ‘You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re: an employer, the owner, the landlord, an occupier or anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.’

‘You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.’

As responsible persons tasked with fire safety, it is your duty to foster a culture of awareness and preparedness, implementing rigorous safety protocols and maintaining clear, accessible emergency plans.

Fire Risk Assessment: Staying Compliant

Businesses have a fundamental duty to safeguard their employees and premises from the threat of fire.

Conducting a comprehensive fire risk assessment is essential in identifying potential hazards and implementing effective preventive measures. This critical process not only reduces the risk of fire but also reinforces the organisation’s commitment to safety, ensuring a secure and resilient environment for all.

Our sister company, Fire Safety Solutions offers nationwide comprehensive and professional fire risk assessments. They ensure your complete compliance with all relevant regulations, providing you with the peace of mind that your people, premises, and property are thoroughly protected.

Once you’ve booked your assessor and they carry out their visit, you’ll receive a detailed compliant report within 3 days.

Most reports have no compliance shortcomings, but should there be any improvements required, they can recommend contractors so you can secure compliance quickly and easily.

Fire Safety Evacuation Plans

When creating a plan, you must show how you have:

  • a clear passageway to all escape routes
  • clearly marked escape routes that are as short and direct as possible
  • enough exits and routes for all people to escape
  • emergency doors that open easily
  • emergency lighting where needed
  • training for all employees to know and use the escape routes
  • a safe meeting point for staff

Your plan should also include special arrangements for people with mobility needs.

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

Guidance for fire safety in the workplace states that ‘you must have a fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it.’

Our state-of-the-art commercial fire alarm systems provide advanced protection, monitored 24/7 by dedicated professionals. Engineered with cutting-edge technology, they are designed to swiftly detect the exact location of any fire to guarantee rapid response and minimise potential damage.

With Advance Fire & Security, you can rest assured that your business is always protected.

Fire Protection Equipment

Fire fighting equipment requirements will depend on your business’s premises. You’ll need to ensure all equipment is properly installed, tested, and maintained. Staff should also be trained to use the equipment if necessary.

Fire Drills and Training

It is important to train new staff when they begin work and inform all employees about new fire risks.

You should carry out at least one fire drill per year and clearly record the results to be kept as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.

Getting Fire Safety Support for Your Business

Here at Advance Fire & Security, we recognise the complexity of fire safety compliance. That’s why our team of highly skilled experts are dedicated to ensuring you have the correct fire safety equipment on site to ensure you stay compliant.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and ensure the safety of your workplace.