Fire Assessment & Training
Fire Assessment, Testing and Training
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999) requires any business with 5 or more employees to carry out a written risk assessment and have an emergency plan. Failure to undertake and hold a written risk assessment is a criminal offence. Additionally, other premises can be subject to different regulations that place differing special requirements, particularly if the public may be at risk. Examples include Hotels, licensed premises and restaurants, and areas used for public entertainment.
In most cases the precautions implemented following a risk assessment will result in the installation of (or an upgrade to) a fire alarm system. Regular review of a risk assessment will be required to ensure any changes within the business or building layout are still compliant with the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations.
British Standard BS5839 regulations for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems, details the specific requirements for detection and alarm equipment needed to satisfy the Fire Precautions regulations.
BS5839 regulations also require the duty holder to undertake periodic checks (Daily, weekly, quarterly and annual checks are all required, and should be recorded in the fire safety log book) to ensure the functionality of the system has not been compromised.
Failure to keep the fire alarm system in working order could lead the local fire brigade to serve enforcement notices requiring compliance, and they also have the authority to close any building which does not meet this act.
As regulations can change over time, it is your responsibility to ensure your procedures and systems are kept up to date. Failure to do so can result in your installation no longer complying, and thereby breaking the law.
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Gilbert Electrical & Security offer a full range of fire and security electrical services for both commercial and domestic customers.
Gilbert Electrical and Security understand the devastation a fire can cause to your home or commercial property which is why we offer our customers throughout East Anglia top notch fire alarm systems.
he Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999) requires any business with 5 or more employees to carry out a written risk assessment and have an emergency plan.
Gilbert Electrical & Security Lowestoft believe Intruder alarms are a vital part of protecting your domestic or commercial property from intruders. They provide peace of mind and prevent theft and damage.
Gilbert Electrical & Security Lowestoft have many years experience in the installation and maintenance of door entry & electronic security equipment on various types of property.
Gilbert Electrical and Security Lowestoft supply and install a great range of CCTV Systems which offer home and business users extended security and a deterrent against intruders.
Emergency lighting is a “life safety system”, used to assist the evacuation of the occupants in the event of an emergency or power failure, and is a requirement in premises where people are employed.