There are rare occasions when your fire alarm may not be available to protect premises. This may be due to scheduled maintenance, an extended power cut or an actual fire alarm failure. Whatever the activities of your business, in the event of a fire alarm failure, you need to know what to do.
We've all seen films and TV shows where a kid is about to trigger the fire alarm to get out of a test. Whenever there's a manual call point on the wall, there are a hundred reasons to activate it.
If you've got an intelligent fire alarm then you can program a delay before the alarm sounds!
If you own, manage or operate a business, you will need to comply with fire safety law. The main legislation is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, also called the Fire Safety Order, which applies throughout England and Wales, and came into force on 1 October 2006.
Fire alarms are an essential safety measure in most premises, be that a factory, office, restaurant or garage, but they are only effective if people know how to react in response to them.
Although the vast majority of businesses take fire safety very seriously, there are a number of businesses out there who have been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds for fire protection defects. Have you had a fire safety assessment recently? Do your fire doors come up to standard?