Who Issues A Fire Safety Notice?

Fire safety officers are allowed to issue an informal notice suggesting you make changes, if they think your fire safety measures are inadequate. 

If you disagree with the decision to issue a fire safety notice, you can appeal to your local magistrates’ court via the government website. This must be completed within 21 days of receiving a notice. 


Who Is Responsible For Fire Safety?

All premises must have an ‘appropriate person’ in charge of fire safety arrangements. The ‘appropriate person’ responsible for fire safety is the owner, employer or occupier of the premises. 

It is their job to carry out fire risk assessments of the property and ensure correct fire safety procedures are implemented.


What Is The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005?

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 is a piece of legislation for fire safety in the workplace, applicable only in England and Wales. It was introduced in October 2006 and replaces most fire safety legislation with one simple order. 

The Order is designed to provide non-domestic premises with a set of fire safety standards. It requires a ‘responsible person’ in an organisation to ensure all adequate measures are implemented to reduce the risk from fire.


What Is Passive Fire Protection?

Passive fire protection is an integral element of fire safety for commercial buildings and premises. This type of structural fire protection required in all buildings, designed to contain fire and minimise the spread of fire

There are different forms of Passive Fire Protection which are installed and maintained in building works. This helps to prevent damage to building assets and slow the spread of fire and smoke. So it allows occupants more time to safely evacuate. The types of PFP include fire-resistant walls and doors, fire dampers and compartmentation.


How Often Should Fire Training Be Carried Out?

Fire training is an important management of fire safety in businesses. Therefore duties such as fire drills and staff training should be carried out every 12 months. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that their staff are adequately trained on how to deal with a fire emergency.


What Is Fire Stopping?

Fire stopping is a form of passive fire protection. It is a type of insulation designed to create a seal around openings and joints in fire-resistance walls or floors. 

Fire stopping is an important structural component of commercial buildings. Its main purpose is to prevent both smoke, heat and fire from spreading. It helps to contain a fire by filling the openings with fire-resistant materials.


What Is Fire Prevention?

Fire prevention is the set of practices intended to minimise the risk of fire. The aim of fire prevention is to control, detect and extinguish fires quickly and avoid potential damage to business assets. 

Fire prevention involves taking different precautions to reduce the risk of a harmful fire and aid the suppression of destructive fires. Some of these include fire fighting equipment, fire safety risk assessments, fire exits and escape routes and fire and smoke alarms.