What is the Fire Safety Order 2005?

The Fire Safety Order affects all non domestic premises. So whether you’re a small business with 2 or 3 staff or a large factory employing a 100 people, you will need to comply.
This legal requirement was brought in to replace over 118 previous Fire at Work statues, including fire certificates.
No longer is the Fire Service accountable for making the workplace safe. That responsibility now lies with the Responsible Person (this is either a full time health and safety manager in a larger company or someone who as been appointed to take responsibility for fire safety in a smaller company) and they will be held accountable under the new legalisation. Your local Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA) will enforce the FSO either by desk-based means or a pre-arranged visit to your premises.

To comply with the Fire Safety Order 2005 it is a legal requirement to conduct a fire risk assessment.
Owners, Directors and Managing Agents could face imprisonment and/or personal prosecutions as a consequence of non-compliance.

You are also at risk of invalidating your insurance cover.

How can Blazetech Fire help?

We can help by carrying out a dedicated fire risk assessment on your behalf, and providing a report and table of management actions for you to follow, that would satisfy your regulatory responsibilities.

Our professional consultants are from Fire Service backgrounds and are experienced in conducting fire risk assessments in a wide range of premises including: shopping centres, large industrial and commercial premises, offices, factories, places of worship, care homes, schools, residential blocks of flats and shops.

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Do I need fire safety signage?

The fire risk assessment will dictate whether you need signs or not, and where they should be placed.
It may just be a case of indicating an alternative escape route, or just placing a ‘keep shut’ sign on a fire door, or
a sign above an extinguisher indicating which types of fire it can/cannot be used on.

 How can Blazetech Fire help?

We can carry out a survey of your premises to:

  •   Ensure the correct signage has been provided
  •   Provide a quotation for additional or replacement Fire Signs & Notices
  •   Discuss options to resolve any specific problem unique to your premises

FREE sign survey with every extinguisher service visit

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