People often underrate fire risk. “I didn’t think it would happen to us” is commonly heard by our firefighters after a fire at a home or business. But what could be worse than losing your building and everything inside it, your equipment, your records, your machinery – and possibly having customers and staff killed or seriously hurt?
We know that being a business owner or manager means you’re subject to a whole range of regulations covering everything you do and fire safety is just one of these. Red tape and bureaucracy isn’t our business… but keeping people safe from fire and other hazards is.
Our Business Support Plus service is here to help you more easily comply with fire safety regulations by providing information and access to a great range of services including a free fire risk assessment tool which will help you make informed decisions about fire safety and create a one-stop-shop for collecting information you need to demonstrate compliance.
From 1 October 2015 new regulations will require landlords to ensure the fire safety of their tenants as well as offer protection against carbon monoxide poisoning.
The new regulations require that from 1 October 2015, landlords will be required to install a smoke alarm on every floor of their property and fit carbon monoxide alarms. read more
The new regulations will apply to all ‘specified tenancies’. read more
The regulations specifically exclude registered social landlords from these obligations. Certain types of properties and arrangements are also excluded. read more
Further guidance will be issued by the Government and will cover a range of issues, such as testing, including hard-wired systems, clarity on which tenancies are affected and issues of overlap and interaction between these new regulations and others, such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. read more