Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (As Amended 1999) require 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.
In addition to workplaces, other premises may also be subject to other Regulations that place further special requirements, particularly if the general public may be at risk. Examples of these are hotels, places used for the purpose of public entertainment, licensed premises and restaurants.
Whether a Fire Alarm System has been previously installed or your premises does not have a Fire Alarm or any procedures, it is a requirement by law that the Risk assessment is undertaken.
Regular reviews of your Risk assessment will be required to ensure any changes within your business or building layout are still compliant with the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations.
BS5839 Regulations for the design, installation and Maintenance of Fire Detection & Fire Alarms, details the specific requirements for detection and alarm equipment to satisfy the Fire Precautions Regulations.
· Design, install and commission a non-addressable Fire Alarm System
· Supply and replacement of Call Points
· Supply and replacement of all Detectors
· Supply and replacement of all Sounders
· Supply and replacement of non-addressable Panels
· 24 hour emergency call out service