Smoke Alarms and Fire Detection – The Important Stuff.

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Whether it is in your home or in the workplace, there are important facts we thought we should share with our readers… 

While commercial/business properties must comply with the British Standard BS5839, it is important we practice fire safety at home, so should the worst happen, everyone can escape safely. 

So… what can you do?

Domestic and at home:

  • Ensure you have enough smoke detectors around your home. You should have at least one detector on each level of you home. 
  • WEEKLY TEST! Regularly check your detectors are working by pushing the button until they beep.
  • Replace any faulty detectors or batteries straight away.
  • Be safe around the home. Ensure to turn off appliances and don’t overload electrical sockets and where possible unplug chargers when not using them. 
  • Contact your local Fire Department for support on FREE safety checks. 

Did you know?

Visual Safety Checks are Now Available! 

Check with your local Fire and Rescue service to see if they are offering this new service.

They also regularly hold events which can be extremely informative. Be sure to check out your local Fire Service website for more information. 

As a Business Owner, What Do You Need to Do:

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is the responsibility of the businesses to ensure they are compliant by

  • Ensuring your fire alarm systems are checked and maintained properly. Most businesses will require two visits a year from an approved contractor. This eliminates false alarms and ensures that the system operates as it should do in the event of a genuine emergency. 
  • Regularly review your emergency plan to ensure that staff and any members of the public can evacuate safely, in the event of an alarm activation.
  • Ensuring relevant staff have completed fire safety/fire marshal training. 
  • All commercial properties should carry out a weekly test of their fire alarms to help identify any faults. 
  • A risk assessment would be required for your commercial premises and reviewed annually unless changes in the building at a sooner time. 

If you require any help with the above, please contact us: Infinite Fire and Security can help you keep compliant. 

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