With the ever-present risk of fire in commercial buildings, and the importance of complying with fire safety legislation, protecting your business premises and your employees from the prospect of fire is paramount.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – or RRO for short – was made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001. It replaced most fire safety legislation with one simple order, and one set of legislation to comply with.
The RRO details that any person who has some level of control in premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire, and make sure people can safely escape if a fire occurs.
You could be fined or go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations. Minor penalties can be up to £5,000. Major penalties have unlimited fines and up to 2 years in prison. The RRO order applies to virtually all business premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.
Offices and shops
Schools and sports centres
Premises that provide care
Tents and marquees
The shared areas of properties
Hotels and hostels
Pubs, clubs and restaurants
Factories and warehouses
BusinessWatch protects both your business premises and employees safety with a complete package of fire safety systems and services.
From fully integrated fire alarm systems, emergency lighting and fire extinguishers, through to fire risk assessments and a comprehensive selection of fire safety training courses, BusinessWatch designs and implements your entire fire safety strategy to ensure compliance with legislation.
With over 30 years of experience in delivering premium smart security and fire safety solutions to businesses across the UK, you can trust us to provide reliable and effective smart building solutions. We are NSI Gold accredited, meaning we adhere to the most stringent industry standards and pride ourselves on our friendly yet professional world-class customer service.
In addition, working with us enables you to connect all your smart systems back to our customer support desk. This means that all your systems can be managed under one roof and this enables us to diagnose and fix any systems issues remotely, saving you valuable time and money on engineer call-outs and system downtime.
We have two guides available completely free of charge to help ensure your business is fire safe.
Will answer all your questions on the process of installing a fire alarm system, guiding you down the right path to protecting your business and employees, and complying with fire safety legislation.
This guide will establish exactly what your responsibilities are to ensure you’re kept on the right side of the law, and that your business and your employees are kept as safe as possible from the threat of fire.Download
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