Fire Plus Security
Fire Safety Legislation
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) is the most important piece of legislation that businesses need to comply with. It applies to England and Wales and requires business owners to:
- ensure premises reach the required fire safety standards
- ensure all employees complete adequate fire safety training
Essentially, the RRO requires that all reasonable steps have been taken to reduce the risk of fire, and that people are able to escape safely should a fire occur.
The RRO applies to almost all commercial premises, and some type of domestic premises – for example the communal areas in blocks of flats.
Premises types include: commercial businesses, shops, offices, care facilities, factories, warehouses, community halls, schools, pubs, restaurants, hostels, hotels, and the common areas of multi-family housing units.
Why Fire Plus Security
As a BAFE registered company, we are qualified to handle your fire safety needs from design through to installation and ongoing maintenance. BAFE is an independent, third party certification organisation for the fire safety industry. BAFE conducts regular audits on our work to ensure we meet the minimum standards required for their accreditation. These audits are professional and highly detailed, ensuring only those who meet their strict criteria remain accredited by BAFE.
You can be assured that our BAFE accreditation, along with over 30 years’ experience in the fire industry, we are confident that we can produce the right fire safety solution for any situation.
Installing the right type of Fire Extinguishers is important when assessing the risk to any property. With five main types of extinguisher and six different classes of fire types, matching the correct extinguisher to the fire is crucial. Using the wrong type of Fire Extinguisher may make a fire worse.
It is the role of the “Responsible Person” looking after property to ensure that a Fire Risk Assessment is completed and revised on a regular basis. It’s also vitally important to ensure any non-conformities with fire safety legislation identified in the fire risk assessment are rectified.