Commercial Fire Protection Is Important More Than You Think

Why Is Fire Safety in Workplace Vitally Important?

If you are a responsible person:

You Are the One Who Can Save lives

As a responsible person, you must take the essential steps to ensure your employees’ fire safety. You are the one who can prevent or minimize the occurrence of fire. In addition, you can reduce the risk for your employers.
But even if you fail to prevent a fire, if you have done everything and equipped the property with the conventional protection accessories, you can control fire by not allowing it to grow. Only then you would have a huge chance to save yourself and others.

You Can Go to Prison for Two Years

If you do not comply with the fire rules related to commercial fire protection, you can go to prison for two years. This is the most significant penalty you can receive from the British government if you do not make your work environment fire safe for your employees.

If your fire safety measures are not adequate
If a fire and rescue authority visits your establishment and finds that “your fire safety measures are not adequate”, first you could receive a formal or informal notice from them. They will also give you instructions about fire safety rules and what you must do to be fire protected.
If your building has a high safety risk, you could receive an Alterations Notice. In this report, you will receive instructions on what to do to make the place fire safe.
If your property has a critical fire risk and is not controlling it, you probably could receive an Enforcement Notice with guidance to improve your fire protection by a specific date. And finally, if the risk is exceptional, the fire and rescue authority may decide immediately to forbid or restrict access to your premises.

The minor and the most significant penalties
The most significant penalty you can receive for not following the rules for fire safety is up to two years in prison. In addition, depending on the situation, you can be taxed with a minor penalty of up to £5,000.

In Case of Fire

Commercial fire protection and commercial fire safety
Commercial fire protection and commercial fire safety
Who Will Be Guilty?

If you are an employer, you will be the one who will be responsible and will be judged if a fire occurs on your premises. In addition, you will be the one who could be fined or even go to prison if something harmful happens to anyone located in your premises during this unfortunate disaster.
If you are an employer, owner, landlord, occupier or someone who has control under British law, you are responsible for others. Therefore, it is your responsibility to make the environment fireproof for others. You are the person who must protect the lives of your employees, making their work and living environment safe.

Who Will Be Guilty?

If you are an employer, you will be the one who will be responsible and will be judged if a fire occurs on your premises. In addition, you will be the one who could be fined or even go to prison if something harmful happens to anyone located in your premises during this unfortunate disaster.
If you are an employer, owner, landlord, occupier or someone who has control under British law, you are responsible for others. Therefore, it is your responsibility to make the environment fireproof for others. You are the person who must protect the lives of your employees, making their work and living environment safe.

What Do You Need to Prevent Potential Fire?

Employers must constantly evaluate and update the fire safety risk assessment and keep a record related to it. The responsible people have to identify the fire hazards and also the people who are at risk.
If there is a fire risk, they must take the necessary and appropriate action and provide the essential fire safety measures to minimize the risk of injuring and protect people’s lives.
To avoid suffering later, you must provide appropriate equipment for fire safety and firefighting tools, install them properly, and train your employees on how to work with them.
And also, you should regularly do maintenance and tests to ensure your fire equipment (fire alarms, emergency lighting, fire fighting tools, etc.) are working correctly.
In addition, you must have an emergency evacuation plan and ensure your workers receive proper training for procedures they must follow during a fire emergency. You must keep fire exits and escape routes clear, marked, and unobstructed, ensuring that they are suitable for people with mobility needs. And finally, you have to be sure that people can evacuate the building safely.

Believe or Not

Sugar Can Cause Fires or Explosions

Commercial fire protection

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) points out sugar as a hazardous fire substance that can cause fires or explosions. But, according to them, it is one of the less apparent dangers we do not even suspect and imagine. Other less obvious materials are engine oil, fumes, packaging materials, wood dust, and flour.

What Do You Need to Prevent Potential Fire?

Employers must constantly evaluate and update the fire safety risk assessment and keep a related record. The responsible people have to identify the fire hazards and the people at risk.

If there is a fire risk
If there is a fire risk, they must take the necessary and appropriate action and provide the essential fire safety measures to minimize the risk of injuring and protect people’s lives.
To avoid suffering later, you must provide appropriate equipment for fire safety and firefighting tools, install them properly, and train your employees on how to work with them.
And also, you should regularly do maintenance and tests to ensure your fire equipment (fire alarms, emergency lighting, fire fighting tools, etc.) are working correctly.

You must have an emergency evacuation plan  
In addition, you must have an emergency evacuation plan and ensure your workers receive proper training for procedures they must follow during a fire emergency. You must keep fire exits and escape routes clear, marked, and unobstructed, ensuring that they are suitable for people with mobility needs. And finally, you have to be sure that people can evacuate the building safely.

Believe or Not
Sugar Can Cause Fires or Explosions
Commercial fire protection

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) points out sugar as a hazardous fire substance that can cause fires or explosions. But, according to them, it is one of the less apparent dangers we do not even suspect and imagine. Other less obvious materials are engine oil, fumes, packaging materials, wood dust, and flour.