Fire Safety Assessment
Fire safety at home is becoming a focus of the fire service as more fire related deaths occur in the home than in the workplace. The government recommends fitting smoke alarms on every level of your home and testing the batteries weekly, taking care with candles, cigarettes and when cooking with hot oil. Like fire safety in the workplace, it is recommended that you and your family plan and practice your escape route. If an emergency evacuation from an upstairs room or flat is difficult you may want to consider a fire escape ladder or means of fighting a fire such as an extinguisher.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety legislation . Under the new order, the responsible person is required to carry out a fire risk assessment , implement appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life from a fire and employ and keep up to date a fire management plan / risk assessment. Risk assessments should be reviewed periodically and when changes to the building in question occur.
This order applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the communal areas of flats and houses in multiple occupations. The law applies to you if you are: responsible for business premises, an employer or self-employed with business premises, responsible for a part of a property where that part is solely used for business purposes, a charity or voluntary organisation, a contractor with a degree of control over any premises or providing lodgings for paying guests.
Nationwide Fire Extinguishers have a wide range of fire safety products, including a range of fire risk assessment CD ROMS, general and specific Fire safety training DVDS such as fire safety in care homes, hotels and places of assembly. As well as fire fighting products such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire buckets.