Maintaining fire safety compliance is critical during the coronavirus outbreak.
As UK businesses vacate their offices in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, many premises have been left unoccupied and vulnerable. Although the NFCC has indicated that vital safety checks and maintenance will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, how will you monitor and manage the risk of an unwanted fire without people onsite?
The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (and local fire safety legislation across the UK) requires that responsible persons carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment in order to identify any fire precautions that should be in place. During the coronavirus crisis, this assessment should include the following considerations :
- Can the emergency plan be effectively managed with a reduced staff capacity?
- Are fire safety measures being maintained to prevent the spread of fire? For example, fire doors should not be propped open to avoid touching door handles.
- Is Public Health Guidance being followed? Particularly hand washing and social distancing.
- Are Fire Safety Officers being provided with extra personal protection to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spread?
Make sure to consult the UK government’s 5-step checklist to ensure your business remains compliant during this time.
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