If you are a landlord, business owner or anyone else in control of a non-domestic premises, it is your responsibility to ensure your premises meets the legal requirements for fire safety.
This responsibility includes:
Fire causes catastrophic damage to property and risks the lives of everyone on the premises. Fire can start in some seemingly unlikely places and spreads quickly once it takes hold. Appropriate fire safety measures considerably reduce the risk of an incident that could see you forking out for repairs or fines, or even see you jailed for failing to meet your fire safety responsibilities. This is more than a box-ticking exercise!
In a 2016 court case, a Liverpool landlord who failed to meet the legal fire safety requirements was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay thousands in prosecution costs after his property was gutted by fire. Most egregiously, he had not even installed a fire alarm system or appropriate fire doors. Some tenants were injured in their escape but fortunately no-one was killed.
Do not make the same mistakes; ensure your premises has a working fire detection and fire alarm system, and meets the legal requirements for fire safety. Not sure where to start? Contact us on 01325 467398 for more information and to arrange your free site visit!
Created on 11/05/2016 09:38:28 Comments (0)
You may be aware of a legal requirement for businesses to have a Fire Safety Risk Assessment, and to maintain careful records of the information gathered as part of the assessment and the actions taken as a result of it. This requirement will apply to you if you:
A Fire Safety Risk Assessment is intended to be a comprehensive analysis of your property and premises which will highlight any potential risks to you, your staff and any visitors, and enable you to formulate plans and policies which will keep all safe in the event of a fire.
Here at AEL Systems, we can complete a Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your business which will
Please contact us on 01325 467398 or send us an email to discuss your Fire Risk Assessment in more detail.
Created on 08/04/2016 09:00:00 Comments (0)
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An Installation Electrician is required to join an electrical fire and security system specialist company based in Darlington. Duties include: - Electrical testing and inspecting. - General electrical installation works as required. - experience within commercial installations Competencies
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Created on 11/12/2013 14:18:39 Comments (0)
Running a family home is a pretty expensive affair given all the bills, utilities and so on that you have to keep on top of at the same time as keeping all the members of the household fed and clothed. One expense you generally can’t do without is home insurance because that’s the type of cover that protects your house and belongings against things like fire.
However, home insurance is likely to be much more expensive for you to take out if you don’t do yourself a favour by improving the fire safety and security of your house. The more security measures you have in place, the less expensive your insurance is likely to be with regard to break- ins and things. The more smoke detectors, fire alarms and other systems you have in place, the less likely it is that fires will run their course on your property and this will drive your insurance premium down too.
Of course, some insurance policies may actually rest upon the presence of comprehensive fire safety systems and security systems, in which case they will be invalidated and insurers won’t pay out if they find you don’t have the right equipment installed.
Created on 05/11/2013 10:28:48 Comments (0)
It’s funny how your approach to fire safety can become relaxed over time purely because you haven’t actually experienced a fire for yourself. It’s very easy to become complacent, but the fact is that the risk of fire doesn’t decrease in any way – it’s only the way think about it that changes. As such, you may start out planning to introduce fire safety measures at home, but you never get round to it and nothing forces your hand.
The trouble with this attitude is obvious. Eventually, you do become a victim of a fire incident and you lose belongings and suffer the consequences. In the worst cases, you or a member of your family may suffer serious injuries or lose their lives to fire. Of course, not everyone experiences a fire at home in their lives, but the odds are against you if you don’t have fire safety equipment installed.
The bits and pieces that can save your life and your property are actually incredibly simple. Smoke detectors and fire alarms often provide enough of an alert for you to contain a fire or at least get everyone out of the house so no-one suffers any harm. You might want to consider a small fire extinguisher or two as well so that you can tackle a small incident before it becomes a large incident – but only if you feel confident that it is manageable.