A comprehensive fire safety action plan is vital for keeping your staff, your visitors and your premises safe. If you have concerns regarding your Fire Safety Kent, you enlist the services of a professional and highly experienced fire safety professional who can guide you through your obligations as a business owner.  Should the worst occur, you need to be sure that you have undertaken all of the correct steps to prevent harm or loss of life to anyone working for you, or visiting your business. This is where a dedicated Fire Safety firm in Kent can help.

Fire Safety In Kent – What Are My Obligations?

Fire safety in the workplace is usually undertaken and overseen by a “Responsible Person” also known as the “RP”.  This may fall under your responsibilities if you are the employer, the owner, the landlord, the occupier or anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.  In reality, this means that virtually anyone could be saddled with the huge task of keeping your staff, visitors and premises safe in the event of a fire.   If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

As the Responsible Person you must:

  • carry out regular fire risk assessments of the premises and review them regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
  • plan for what to do in the case of an emergency
  • provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

As you can see, that is a lot of responsibility for one person to take on, especially if they are snowed under with their regular day to day duties.  That is why, here at Risk Safety Services we supply a wide range of Fire Safety services in Kent, including staff training and fire risk assessments, or supply you with our very own independent Fire Safety Assessor for your business.

How Do I Keep My Staff Safe In The Event Of A Fire?

Under you obligations as a RP you need to make your staff and anyone in your building aware of your fire safety and evacuation plans.  These plans must demonstrate the following:

  • access to a clear passageway to all escape routes
  • access to clearly marked escape routes that are as short and direct as possible
  • that there are enough exits and routes for all people to escape
  • that all emergency doors that open easily
  • that there is emergency lighting where needed
  • that you have offered and overseen attendance to training courses for all employees to know and use the escape routes
  • that you have identified a safe meeting point for staff

Here at Risk Safety Service we understand that managing Fire Safety in Kent is a vitally important and complicated job.  This is why our consultants are on hand to advise you on how to produce safe and effective fire safety and evacuation plans for your business.

What Kind Of Fire Safety Equipment Do I Need?

In order to keep your staff safe, you must have a fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it. You will also need fire fighting equipment, which will also vary depending on the nature of your business premises. All of your equipment will need to be properly installed, tested and maintained and you will need to train your staff to use them if necessary.

You are also responsible for the maintenance and testing of any of your fire safety equipment.  This includes ensuring that all alarm systems are working, the emergency lighting is working and that all fire escapes can be opened easily.

Again, being responsible for all of these vitally important safety elements in your business can be time consuming and a huge responsibility for an individual member of staff.  That is why here at Risk Safety Services, we offer all a wide range of assistance for Fire Safety Kent.

Our consultants will give you advice and assistance in every aspect of fire safety and prevention, including assessments and audits, advice on fire safety legislation, policies and issues, and fire safety education and training. Let us help you with all of your Fire Safety Management Plans and Fire Evacuation Procedures.

If you would like assistance with your Fire Safety obligations in Kent, call out helpful team today on 0843 523 0410 to see how we can help.




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