If you own a business, it’s essential that you know what your fire safety responsibilities are. Though there are exceptions for small, minimal-risk properties, 95% of business premises need a fire alarm as a legal requirement. More than that, they require a robust and appropriate fire alarm system that is suitable for their industry and premise. For this reason, it’s very important to consult experts when you are considering the fire safety requirements of your workplace.
Who Is Responsible For Fire Safety?
In a non-domestic premise such as an office, shop or factory, the responsibility for fire safety, and the safety of employees and visitors sits ‘at the top’. UK law stipulates that it falls to a group of ‘responsible persons’ which can include the business owner, the property owner and the property landlord. If there is someone who takes responsibility for the management of the property such as a caretaker or facilities officer, they will also need to be included in this group.
This means there may be more than one person taking responsibility and in these cases, people in different roles should work together to find an appropriate way to meet the requirements.
Is A Fire Alarm Required By Law?
The implementation and maintenance of appropriate measures is required by law. In most cases, a working fire alarm will be part of this. In addition, for businesses a fire safety system is recommended, to ensure it can meet the requirements of the premises. These differ greatly from what would be suitable in a domestic setting and can include emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, regular maintenance and documented assessments.
Depend on Keybury For Your Fire Safety Solutions
If you’re based in Keighley, Harrogate, Leeds or the surrounding areas, Keybury’s fully trained and experienced engineers can assess your business’ requirements. They can then offer a comprehensive package to fulfil these requirements from designing, installing, commissioning and maintaining a bespoke fire safety solution, including all the appropriate documentation for a system that will give you peace of mind for years to come.
Contact us today on 01535 661197 to discuss your business’ needs and arrange a visit.