Do I need to have my fire extinguishers serviced?
Yes, Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually in accordance to BS 5306 part 3 of 2009 and they should be sited and positioned according to BS5306 part 8 of 2012
Do I need a fire risk assessment (FRA)?
Do I need a fire alarm?
In accordance to BS 5839 part 1 of 2008, every place of work where there are multiple occupants must have reasonable means possible of notifying everyone of a fire or potential fire. This could be simply met by shouting FIRE FIRE FIRE, however for SME’s the best way to accomplish this is to install a fire alarm system in accordance to BS5839 part 1 of 2017, However, a better way to answer this question would be to advise you that all companies are required by law to conduct a fire risk assessment (FRA) and if you have outsourced this task then it should detail what the correct requirements for your business is.
Do I need to service my emergency lighting?
This page provides useful links to external websites relating to various aspects of fire, insurance, loss prevention and general workplace health and safety.
All Things Fire is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on sites that it does not manage. A link does not mean that ATF endorses the site.
|Arson Prevention Bureau
|British Standards Institute (BSi)
|Building Research Establishment (BRE)
|Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA)
|Fire and Rescue Service Recruitment
|Confederation of Fire Protection Associations (CFPA)
|Communities and Local Government
|Federation of British Fire Organisations (FOBFO)
|Fire & Rescue Solutions
|Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
|Fire Industry Association (FIA)
|Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
|Institution of Fire Prevention Officers
|Institute of Fire Safety Managers
|Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)
|Association of British Insurers (ABI)
|Association of Insurance and Risk Managers
|British Insurance & Investment Brokers Association (BIBA)
|Chartered Insurance Institute
|Chartered Institute of Loss Adjustors
|Lloyds of London