How to Keep Your Business Protected from Fire

Posted on 17th August 2018 fire exit sign

Having the right fire protection and complying with health and safety regulation is paramount for any business, just as important are regular checks and maintenance to ensure that your equipment is in order and working correctly. Our expert team are here to help your premises and staff stay safe. Read on for our top tips for fire safety. 


Regular Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are required by law for all non-domestic premises under The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005. The law states that assessments should be undertaken at regular intervals. The responsible person should judge how regular the checks should be based on the size, location and nature of the building. Annual risk assessments are the most common for low to normal risk premises, but certain factors should prompt additional assessments. These include: 

  • Alterations to the structure of the building
  • Personnel numbers increase significantly 
  • A young person, or disabled person is hired
  • New equipment, machinery or large fixtures are introduced
  • Hazardous substances or materials are introduced or changed
  • A fire-related incident or accident occurs
  • Fire safety equipment is damaged

If the responsible person on site doesn’t feel they are suitably competent to carry out the assessment, there are many companies offering their services who employ trained and experienced assessors who will carry out a thorough check of your premises. 


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Regular Maintenance 

As well as risk assessments, regular checks on doors and fire doors are required by law. We offer a maintenance contract to provide regular inspections of all doors and fire protection, such as shutters and curtains. We’ll keep your products in prime working order, identifying faults before they develop into a problem and extending the lifespan of your doors and protection measures. 


Read more: What’s the best fire protection for your business? 


If you require any assistance in choosing the right products for your fire safety requirements, don’t hesitate to contact our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff who can advise you and arrange a free survey. Visit our Norwich showroom, call us on 0800 0180304 or email sales@cooksdoors.co.uk.