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Fire Escapes & Signage: What Are Your Obligations?

There are laws in place which mean employers, and any owners or occupiers of buildings, should ensure that a fire safety risk assessment is carried out on their property. This assessment will also need to be kept up to date.

There is the option to either carry out a fire risk assessment as a separate exercise, or as something included in an overall risk assessment. Once the assessment has been completed, it is down to employers to put in place acceptable fire safety measures - if these are not already in place. All fire safety measures should be expected to reduce the risk of injury or death if a fire breaks out.

Things to look at regarding fire prevention in the workplace include where and how a fire might start, substances that are more likely to burn than others and who are the people most at risk once a fire takes hold. When the relevant issues have been assessed, it should then be a case of reducing the risk as much as possible.

As well as fire risk assessment, examples of improving fire safety in the workplace are:

  • Not having items that can ignite, or are flammable, close together.
  • Prevent accidental fires by making sure that heaters can't be knocked over.
  • Don't let rubbish build up.
  • Install fire alarms and smoke alarms to warn people when a fire has started, or is in danger of doing so.
  • All fire exits and escape routes should be kept clear and clearly marked.
  • Have suitable equipment available for putting out fires, such as fire extinguishers.
  • Fire drills should be utilised, and workers should be trained and aware of the procedures when a fire breaks out.

We at FireSeals Direct provide businesses with a diverse range of high quality items that can help to improve fire safety. Among the items we have available are fire barrier products, signs, door seals, pipe wraps and collars, intumescent strips, foam and sealants.

Our knowledgeable team source the best products for fire prevention, while all our advertised items are always in stock, which allows us to complete your order promptly. So, why not speak to one of our specialists today on 029 2086 8333 regarding your requirements or browse our website where you will be able to discover our extensive range of fire prevention products?