Fire safety

Fire Alarms

You’re responsible if you are:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent, or risk assessor

If you are the “responsible person”, you are legally obligated to:

  • carry out a risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • put in place and maintain appropriate fire safety measures
  • plan for an emergency
  • provide staff with information, fire safety instructions, and training

What equipment do I need installing to meet legal requirements?

You must have a fire detection and warning system.This includes smoke and/or heat detectors placed in reasonable locations around your premises. The type of detector will depend on the type of building and the work carried out within it.

You must also carry out regular checks to ensure that:

  • all fire alarm systems are working
  • the emergency lighting is working
  • you record any faults in systems and equipment
  • all escape routes are clear and the floor is in good condition
  • all fire escapes can be opened easily
  • automatic fire doors close correctly
  • fire exit signs are in the right place

For more information, click here to view the government guidelines and regulations.

R Security Alarms offer installation and maintenance for fire detection and warning systems. Should your business require any equipment installation or maintenance, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

Security

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Although the laws regarding premises security are not as tight as fire regulations, one are where the law is clear is regarding CCTV.

In order to comply with the Data Protection Act, businesses must display a sign warning customers and staff that they are being monitored via CCTV and why.

R Security Alarms offer these legally-required wall signs in A3 size to display within your premises. For more information, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

If you are interested in installation and/or maintenance of a CCTV system, contact us for more information.

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