Fire Safety Regulations for Business.
Have you included fire safety in your financial plans for your business?
You may think that the cost of compliance is daunting, but compared to the cost of shutting your business down, even temporarily, it makes sense to be prepared. Also, there may be cost effective ways of reducing the financial burdens by getting appropriate advice early.
Why should you include fire safety in your financial planning?
Once you are aware of your responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it will help you when assessing the overall running of your premises, as well as when considering alterations to the premises.
You should check the following:
- What are you responsible for under the lease and tenancy agreement?
- Is everything suitable for the type of business you are running, or will you have to make alterations? How will this impact on budgeting?
- How often is maintenance undertaken, and by whom?
- Make sure you understand the maintenance regimes - how often and by who?
Your insurance provider will need to know that you have fulfilled your legal requirements. Failure to do this may result in your policy being rendered invalid should you make a claim. Your insurance company may also add requirements to your policy to follow those covered in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Free Fire Safety Guidelines from HM GOV please view your sector or download.
Do you know what legislation requires you to do?
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service runs Fire Risk Assessment Workshops to help business owners understand their legal requirements.
Please contact us to book your free place.