Fire Alarm Companies: The Do’s And Don’ts Of Fire Safety
Post Grenfell Tower disaster, along with other fire alarm companies, we are giving information to multi-occupied residential landlords. We want to ensure that you have fully protected your property and tenants from the risk of fire.
Our last blog was very much about the laws and regulations, but what does that actually mean to you the landlord?
The document Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats is available to read.
Landlords have duties regarding fire safety and protection in their property and this is where fire alarm companies can help. This will mean more than a couple of Fire Extinguishers. It all depends upon the potential risk; different building uses hold different risks. For example, is your property solely residential, or does it have commercial use too?
For the common areas, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005). DSFRS would encourage all those with an interest in these types of premises to read the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS) guidance to ensure you are aware of their responsibilities to carry out a fire risk assessment.
To make sure your property has adequate and appropriate fire safety you should consider:
- All properties are fitted with smoke detectors that are regularly tested
- All doors leading outside must be easily opened at all times in case of an emergency
- Have regular electrical installation safety checks. Alarm systems and emergency lighting need to be maintained and logged by a competent engineer
- Make sure ALL corridors and walkways are kept clear without clutter
- Ask your local Fire and Rescue Service for advice and guidance on how to meet the Fire Safety Order requirements
- Make sure all outdoor bin areas are tidy and free from combustible materials to limit risk or arson