Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
From October 2006 there were a number of significant changes to Fire Safety Legislation and all emphasis rests with you the ‘Responsible Person’.
How will you know if you will be affected by the Law change?
• Are you responsible for business premises?
• Are you an employer?
• Self-employed with business premises?
• A charity or voluntary organisation?
• A contractor with a degree of control over any premises?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions then you will need to act now.
As the ‘Responsible Person’ you must carry out or appoint a ‘competent person’ to carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. This ‘competent person’ must understand fire safety legislation, training, experience and knowledge of fire safety. Understand fire hazards, the development of fire and the knowledge and experience in carrying out fire risk assessments.
Failure to comply may result in fines in excess of £2000 and or a prison sentence of up to 2 years.
Please call for an appointment or to discuss your concerns on 0800 0681325
Fire Safety Legislation
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 separate pieces of fire safety law.
The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
The law applies to you if you are:
• responsible for business premises
• an employer or self-employed with business premises
• responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
• a charity or voluntary organisation
• a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
• providing accommodation for paying guests
The FSO states that if you fall into one of the above categories, by law, you must prepare a Fire Risk Assessment.
A Fire Risk Assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried on there, and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.
The aims of the Fire Risk Assessment are:
• To identify the fire hazards
• To reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably practicable
• To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in your premisis if a fire does start.
Further information can be found at the Communities and Local Government web site.
Blacklands Fire offer a Risk Assessment Service to keep you up-to-date with current fire safety legislation.
Call Blacklands Fire now on 0800 0681325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your training and risk assessment requirements
As specialists in the field of fire safety, we pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive fire safety services available.
Would your staff know:
• What to do in the event of a fire?
• Their designated Fire Marshalls?
• How to use a fire extinguisher?
• How to account for everyone in the event of an evacuation?
• How to understand fire classification and identification?
If not, then your staff requires fire training!
Fire Extinguisher Service and Maintenance
Undertaking regular and periodic servicing of your fire extinguishers is crucial in order to maintain fully functional fire extinguisher operation. Not just an obvious practical requirement, maintenance inspections are also required by law and are vital in order to comply with all your legal and contractual obligations.
Here at Blacklands Fire, we provide a comprehensive maintenance and repairs service that’s tailored to your individual requirements and specifications. Our specialists have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your extinguisher is functioning as intended. They’ll also conduct comprehensive service inspections, performing repairs, refills and remedial action as required.
So for a complete service and maintenance call Blacklands Fire. Our experts can provide you with a wealth of specialist fire safety and protection knowledge, guiding you on the most appropriate maintenance solution for your environment.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Along with the evident practical benefits of well-maintained fire alarms, regular testing of fire equipment is a legal requirement. Blacklands Fire provides a complete management system for all your fire safety needs and performs high quality maintenance inspections and repairs, ensuring your equipment functions as intended.
Complete fire safety management by our team of fully qualified engineers
Our fully trained, highly experienced team are available 24 hours a day, so you have complete peace of mind that we are here when you need us. In the event of an emergency, you can rely on the skills and expert knowledge of our technicians, and our efficient repairs, coupled with our wide range of spares, guarantees the most superior standard of work.
Whether you require a standard maintenance inspection or you believe that your fire alarm system needs repairing, our comprehensive service ensures that we can professionally and effectively undertake a range of tasks.
So contact us at Blacklands Fire for a high quality, reliable fire safety service you can trust!