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Fire Safety Week Highlights Fire Safety Precautions for Businesses

Businesses across the UK are being urged to check their fire safety arrangements, thanks to a campaign by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). Business Fire Safety Week runs from 10th-16th September 2018.

Protecting your business and the people within it from the danger of a fire is a must.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 means you are responsible for taking steps to protect the people using your premises from the risk of fire. If necessary, you must improve your fire safety measures.

Does anyone sleep above the business? Fire safety is especially important where people may be asleep in rooms or flats above a business.

What is a fire risk assessment? A fire risk assessment is a thorough look at your premises and the people who are likely to use them. It considers the risk of fire breaking out and what measures you need to put in place to prevent it and keep people safe.

Keeping a record of your Fire Risk Assessment and logbook checks will save you time and money when you come to review and update your assessment. If you employ five or more people (including any who work part time), the law says you must keep a written record of significant findings. Using FCS Cloud means you don’t have to dig out any paperwork – just sign in on a web browser to view your Fire Risk Assessment, manage any non-conformities and update your Logbook, all in one place.

The run up to Christmas can be a busy time, so take the opportunity today to review your risk assessment and escape plans. Call FCS-live on 0333 0433 833, or chat to us via the website, for expert advice.

For professional advice or further information, call us today on: 0333 0433 833