Fire alarm requirements for small business owners
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As a small business, fire alarm systems and safety solutions in your premises need to be completely compliant with the relevant laws in order to meet your duty of care and mitigate associated health and safety risks.
We promise that if you choose us as your fire alarm maintenance or installation partner we’ll help you meet all of your legal responsibilities – here are a few helpful pointers for starters…
- Who’s responsible? The person responsible for small business fire safety is the owner, employer, landlord or occupier – each of these people must work together if several apply.
- What if I don’t comply with regulations? In addition to placing your building, equipment, stock and staff at risk, you could also face a fine or even imprisonment.
- Fire risk assessments – we’ve put together a fire risk assessment guide for you here, but in essence, this requires you to identify hazards and people at risk, then action changes in order to reduce these risks and plan for emergencies.
- Considerations – during your risk assessment, you’ll need to think about emergency exits, evacuations, fire alarm systems, safety equipment and training.