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New Fire Safety Regulations

New Regulations came into force on 23 January 2023. Changes like these can create complex processes, but here are some general steps you can take to get started:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the new regulations: Review the new fire safety regulations and any accompanying guidance provided by the relevant regulatory authority in your area. Make sure you understand the requirements and how they apply to your building or facility.

  2. Conduct a fire risk assessment: Identify the fire risks in your building or facility, evaluate their likelihood and potential impact, and implement measures to mitigate them. This should include assessing the adequacy of fire safety equipment, such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems.

  3. Develop an emergency plan: Create a comprehensive emergency plan that outlines what to do in the event of a fire, including evacuation procedures and communication protocols. Make sure this plan is communicated to all relevant staff and occupants.

  4. Staff Training: Ensure that all staff members are trained on fire safety procedures and know how to use fire safety equipment. Conduct regular fire drills to test the effectiveness of your emergency plan.

  5. Keep records: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of your fire safety measures, including risk assessments, emergency plans, and training records. This can help demonstrate compliance with the new regulations.

  6. Stay informed: Keep up to date with any updates or changes to the regulations and adjust your fire safety measures accordingly.

When addressing the new fire safety regulations, it is important to prioritize the safety of your occupants and to work with a qualified fire safety professional if necessary. Taking these steps can help ensure compliance with the new regulations and, more importantly, protect the lives and property of those in your building or facility.

Pop over to our fire services and compliance pages to see how we can help you stay safe.

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