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As a business owner/ manager or health and safety representative, you have a care of duty to make sure, that fire detection systems and fire alarms in businesses such as offices, warehouses or places of work, are installed correctly, and maintained to the current standards.
Most insurance companies require evidence of fire alarm system
maintenance and testing regimes, otherwise insurances will be null and void.
Fire alarm systems need to be designed to the relevant British standards, and need to be maintained in line with the fire risk assessment, fire alarm British standards and manufacturer's safety recommendations.
and ensure your insurance requirements are met.
There are many different types of fire detection system that you may need to have inspected and maintained. To name a few may include;
Firstly fire alarm systems are for safety of you your staff and the public
You should carry out a fire risk assessment, which needs to state a method of detecting and alerting staff and members of the public in the case of a fire. you need to have a plan incase this event happens to make sure that everyone can escape safely and make sure that everyone knows about the plan!
To protect you and your staff and the public
There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is to make sure that the system is in full operational service, and is capable of working/detecting the occurrence of a fire.
The only way you can do this is by checking the fire alarm panel, fire detection circuits, break glasses, smoke detectors, heat detectors and CO2 detectors.
This is carried out by an engineer who can simulate smoke in a controlled and safe manner, to make sure that the detectors will activate the fire alarm system.
You may also need your system checking if room layouts are altered in any way.
You may need to test or alter the fire alarm detection system to make sure it still complies with regulations, and still operates if a fire occurs.
http://www.fire.org.uk A great website which has a very detailed forum with advice on fire safety but also many useful documents on history of the fire service, and fire safety in the home.
Every year, thousands of fire fighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK, fire fighters are called to an incident, putting their lives on the line, and often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity is here for fire fighters during their times of need, and assists over 13,500 individuals every year.
The Arson Prevention Bureau website provides advice and information to help tackle the problem of arson nationally. On this site you will find statistics on arson trends, measures you can take to protect yourself, information about arson and arson prevention. It includes information for Communities, Businesses and Schools. http://www.fireservice.co.uk
A very informative website which focuses on fire service recruitment and fire incidents that occur across the UK. There is also links to all the Fire & Rescue Service websites across the UK.http://www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk
The Fire Service College has built an enviable reputation as the premier training establishment of its kind in the world after 38 years of continuous development at the Moreton-in-Marsh site in England.http://www.firebrake.org
Firebrake aims reduce the incidence of deaths and injuries in fires by raising awareness of risks, providing safety information, promoting fire safety research and encouraging collaboration between the public, private and voluntary sectors to make Wales a safer place."Www.Facebook.com/fire kills
The regulatory reform order( 2005)http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1541/contents/made
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