Every business has a serious obligation to the health and safety of their workers. The owner of the business is responsible for ensuring that your workplace meets all required health and safety standards, especially in terms of fire safety.
It’s crucial that your working environment complies with all building regulations, to ensure the safety of your employees and the protection of your building. Fire safety should always be the main concern, no matter what type of business you run or how many people are employed.
It is always worth keeping abreast with the most current regulations your business must adhere to. There are many fire codes in place which are becoming more enforced every year, particularly for public buildings. The British Standard for Fire Alarms in Non-Domestic premises lists that:
- Residential care homes must now have automated fire service response and those with 10+ bedrooms must have addressable fire alarms.
- The lack of a Zone Plan is now regarded as “Major Non Compliance”
- There must be new stringent detector coverage for buildings with high ceilings.
- Requires the filtering of alarm calls – automated fire service response requires human confirmation.
Having a high quality, well designed, working fire alarm is one of the most important requirements that you must adhere to. Skimping at the quality of your fire alarm could end up costing you a lot more in the future. Typically 88% of fire alarms installed by non-approved companies fail to meet the standards.
At HydroFire we are one of the leading providers of fire alarms in Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield. The importance of fire alarms cannot be underestimated as they literally could be the difference between life or death.
For more information on fire alarms or any of the other services we offer, please call us today on 01132 089498.